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FOX News
Dec 9, 2009 7:00pm EST
public option. who might it help? i'm shepard smith and this is fox news. >> we've overcome a real problem that we had. shepard: so the not shepard: not everyone sees this plan as a solution. >> not every plan offered have to be approved by the government. shepard: new details and reaction from the republicans. why the government run option may still have a little life left in it. it certainly triggered some of the loudest arguments and the fiercest fights over health care. now we're learning new details of a compromise between liberal and moderate democrats, a compromise senate leaders could end the battle over government run health plan insurance, that's the public option that would compete with private insurance companies. the proposal senate democrats discussed last evening would eliminate the public option and instead call for private, nonprofit plans that the government would administer, the office of personnel management in charge. that's the same office that runs the health plan that covers members of congress. democrats are also talking about expanding medicare, allowing p
FOX News
Dec 27, 2009 7:00pm EST
report's shepard smith on the biggest stories of 2009 still ahead. >> >> investigators in massachusetts looking into a string of suspicious fires, one of them deadly. we're told it all happened early this morning in a town of north hampton 30 minutes north of springfield. fire officials saying four homes and four vehicles were torched, all the blazes set, we're told, within a matter of a few hours. as a result a father and son died in one of those fires. right now, we're told argon investigators are treating this situation as a crime. the town's deputy fire chief also saying someone tried to start two other fires at a home and a car, but failed. road rage now being blamed for a parking lot shooting during the after christmas shopping rush at a mall. our top story as we take a fox trip across america. florida, cops in aventura responding to reports of a driver pointing a gun at another motorist. shots rang out. >> the spukt pointed a firearm at one of our officers at which point, round were exchanged. >> julie: the gunman in the hospital recovering from injuries. luckily no
FOX News
Dec 3, 2009 7:00pm EST
the water. tonight, the new version from sea. i'm shepard smith. this is fox news. this nation has been struggling under crushing unemployment. now, a white house summit to examine the problem. >> this is a struggle that cuts deep and it touches people across this nation. >> if you are not focused on creating jobs, you don't get it. shepard: tonight, inside the meeting. problem-solving or publicity stunt? fox news goes on the job hunt to help unemployed americans find a way forward. plus, she denies having an affair with golfer tiger woods. but her lawyer today abruptly canceled a news conference. so why the mystery if there is nothing to hide. and the american student at the center of an italian sex game murder trial. tonight, the main suspect makes an appeal. >> scared, obviously. she has been in jail for something she didn't do for two years. shepard: but are foxy knoxy's words enough to convince the court? first, from fox tonight, fox news son the job hunt. and so are a lot of folks in washington. today, the president welcomed officials, economists, executives and labor leaders
FOX News
Dec 11, 2009 7:00pm EST
, a proposed cap on health care coverage for people who are really sick. i'm shepard smith. fox news starts now. it could affect those who have illnesses, including cancer, heart disease, and asthma. tonight word the u.s. senate bill could let insurers set new yearly limits on how much they'll pay. we'll get to the truth about the coverage cap. plus, he says his wife vanished while he was off camping with their kids. >> we want her back and i love her and my boys love her. >> but police and neighbors have some questions. >> i really don't think she'd leave her children. obviously there's something there they need to investigate. shepard: tonight more from the husband. >> any help to try to find her would be appreciated. shepard: and new developments in the case of the missing mom. more on tiger woods moments away. but first the u.s. government deciding how much to pay is too much pay for second-tier executives for some of the companies that took taxpayers bailouts. the white house pay czar setting another pay cap for executives at the bank citigroup, the insurance giant a.i.g. and th
FOX News
Nov 30, 2009 7:00pm EST
get out. i'm shepard smith. the news starts now. president obama going over the final plan with his top generals. and reaching out to world leaders as he gets set to address the nation. tonight, inside the preparations for changing the face of this war. plus, investigators say an ex-con guns down four police officers in cold blood. >> the wrong place at the wrong time. shepard: and then he triggered a search at a major university. now developments in the case of the accused cop killer. including why he was walking free in the first place. and, the tiger woods mystery crash. what really happened in the middle of the night at the golfer's home and why was he dodging police questions? right now. we're 25 hours from president obama's address to the nation. tomorrow in a speech from the united states military academy at west point, the president is to explain his afghanistan strategy to the american people and now we're hearing more about what is he expected to say. on issues including how long forces will be there and how much this operation will cost. more on both of those points in ju
FOX News
Dec 8, 2009 7:00pm EST
fair, balanced, and unafraid. [captioning made possible by fox news channel] captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- shepard: tax incentives for small businesses. tonight, the plan to put americans back to work. i'm shepard smith. this is fox news. the proposal includes investments, incentives and help for small businesses. >> these targeted initiatives are right and needed. >> republicans say the plan has serious flaws. >> seems that the policy of this administration on job creation is if you have got it, spend it. shepard: tonight, where they are getting the money, how they are going to spend it, and how it could effect all of us. plus, the 911 call came from tiger woods house and medics responded. tonight, the newest trouble for the golf super star's family. first, from fox tonight, strong reaction today after president obama laid out his new proposal to help get the economy back on track and, most importantly, get more americans back to work. unemployment 10% now and in washington they are struggling to bring it down. today, president obama explained how he wants to tackle the problem details are few. new spending on highways and bridges. monday for people to make their homes more energy efficient. and, incentives for small businesses. like eliminating loan fees and making tax cuts. remember, the president said repeatedly that private companies will play a key role in the recovery. >> job creation will ultimately depend on the real job creators. businesses across america. government can help lay the groundwork on which the private sector can better generate jobs, growth and innovation. shepard: there you go. the government helps the private sector. we are talking tens of billions of dollars here. as may not surprise you, some republicans argue there are better ways to spend it. >> this is stimulus 2. now, of course, they won't call it a stimulus bill because the fact they are talking about another bill is a clear recognition that the stimulus bill from earlier this year isn't working. shepard: the republicans aren't limiting their criticism to this proposal but also to the plan to pay for it. major garrett with the news live at the white house tonight. major, first, how would this plan actually work and how actually would it create jobs? >> well, shepard, we don't have a price tag as you said in the introduction, but it's going to be at least $100 billion possibly as much as $130 billion. the white house says on that infrastructure spending we talked about, there are a lot more projects that are shovel-ready now than weren't six months ago. meaning when the money goes out jobs quickly thereafter. when it comes to weatherization or weather fitting homes, creates jobs almost instantly. plus creates energy consuming energy environment. that's a three-for. small business loans and tax credits. the white house says that will get small businesses reluctant to hire in the hiring mind set. shepard: perhaps the most controversial part of this deal has to do with the source of this money, major. >> that's right. let's remember what the troubled asset relief program was. tarp, a one time emergency loan from taxpayers up to $700 billion to rescue troubled banks and as we found out later some auto companies. well, that's come in well under budget. at least $200 billion, administration says that gives it some head room republicans say it was never designed to do anything rescue financial institutions. money left over should go to debt or deficit reduction. shepard: major, thanks. a crucial vote in the health care battle today. the senate has now rejected an amendment aimed at keeping taxpayer dollars from paying for abortions. opponents say current laws already keep federal money from funding the measure would add new limits. the measure sponsored by ben nelson who says he will not vote for health care without it part of the debate from before the vote. >> but our amendment does not take sides on abortion. it's president use of taxpayer money. the question before us is whether the public funds for the first time in more than three decades should cover elective abortions. >> this amendment would place an unprecedented restriction on a woman's right to use her own money to purchase health care coverage that would cover abortions. shepard: in the end, the senate voted to reject this amendment, but it is not just senator nelson who could cause trouble for democratic leaders here. chief washington correspondent jim angle is at the capital. this is not expected to be the end of this debate is it, jim. >> not a chance. first seven democrats voted for tighter restrictions on federal dollars being used for abortions. not clear on what today's actions will have on them or whether they will support any efforts to slow down or derail efforts to pass a bill by christmas. democrats cannot lose a single vote, remember and still pass health care reform. the house also passed a bill like the one that failed in the senate on the abortion and funding. so antiabortion forces in the house will have to be a factor at some point, shep. shepard: they're still trying to work out a compromise on the government-run plan to compete with private companies. >> that's right. democrats are working in private to overcome difference between liberals and moderates in their own caucus. moderates vigorously oppose any government-run program and won't support a bill that has one. instead of that liberal senators are expansion of medicare to people as young as 55 at least until the rest of the reforms take effect which doesn't happen, of course, until 2014. but republicans noted democrats were already planning to trim medicare by $465 billion to pay for the rest of the reforms just as 15 million baby boomers hit retirement age, a dangerous time, says one critic to take money out of medicare. >> what do you think is going to happen to care for everybody in medicare? what do you think is going to happen? the ultimate is we're going to ration the care for seniors in this country. shepard: seems to me we have lost jim angle so there you go. that's the basis of the report tonight. much more on this throughout the evening. afghanistan 15 years before afghan government can afford to keep its country safe. that's the word from harmid karzai. he made the announcement alongside defense secretary robert gates. that 40,000 more troops and begin the first phase of pulling them out in 18 months. president karzai insists afghan force also take the lead in securing the nation in five years. he also said he will need financial backing from the international community to build an army and police force for the long haul. listen to how gates responded. >> i would hope that we not only could meet the time lines that president karzai has laid out but that as more afghans are trained, that we will be able to beat those time lines. shepard: well, secretary gates added that he expects the drawdown to take several years. back at home on capitol hill, the top u.s. commander in afghanistan told congress that he fully supports president obama's plan and that he fully believes we'll see results of the new strategy very soon. general stanley mcchrystal telling lawmakers today that the surge to use bush parlance will reverse insurgency by this time next year and the by the time the president first troop homes there will be clear success. >> by the summer of 2011, it will be clear to the afghan people that the insurgency will not win giving them the chance to side with their government. shepard: general mcchrystal went on to say that the mission will be very difficult and costly. our national correspondent steve centanni at the pentagon tonight. steve, how else did the general defend the president's plan today. >> he said it is the right strategy and the right resourcing. now, the resourcing, of course, a key question because even though mcchrystal now says he fully supports the president's plan as you said, he did ask for 40,000 additional troops. not 30,000 like the president granted him. and, then there was this. let's listen to one question today. >> did you recommend that the troops begin withdrawal by july july 2011? >> i did not recommend anything to do with -- i made no recommendations at all on that. >> so he did not recommend that july of 2011 transition point. he says this is one way we can force the afghans to start realizing they need to take responsibility for their own security, shep. shepard: though he didn't recommend it, he said he fully supports it and the u.s. ambassador to afghanistan joined general mcchrystal on the hill today. are they seeing eye to eye? >> of course, there were reports they didn't get along at all there were emails leaked to the media from eicken berry, the ambassador to afghanistan karl eicken ber berry. reservations about sending 30,000 troops. he didn't think all of those were needed. they smooth this over. calling eicken berry an old friend saying they work really closely together and reports of their rift are absolute misperceptions. eicken berry was talking about the context of how the troops will serve when he complained about the troop numbers and eickenberry said they are exactly aligned he and the general. shepard: message, message, message. steve centanni, thank you. we are seeing a shift in strategy from the terrorists inside iraq. just ahead, the explosive and deadly violence of these new tactics. we'll bring you up to speed on that. emergency call from tiger woods' home in the middle of the night. yeah, it's happened again. and this time there is a 911 recording. we'll bring you the latest details and a live report from central florida from the journalists of fox news. this is "the fox report." @=h shepard: as lawmakers and military commanders discuss the next steps in afghanistan, this was a deadly day in iraq. and it comes as the nation's leaders announced plans for next years' elections. not one but three cars rigged with explosives, exploding in baghdad in a span of just a few minutes. coordinated attacks targeting government buildings. the cops in iraq say at least 112 people dead and more than 200 hurt it happened in the heart of the capital where iraqi officials say insurgents seem to be carrying out more symbolic and less frequent attacks against secure buildings. said to be the worst wave of violence in baghdad in more than a month as officials set a march date for iraq's parliamentary elections. well, the sound of bagpipes and drums apparently echoed throughout washington tacoma dome today as thousands said goodbye to four fallen police officers. a massive 10-mile long funeral procession consisting of thousands of police and fire vehicles which began hours earlier at an air force base nearby. the service had to be delayed an hour just to allow everyone time to arrive. it was all to honor the four lakewood officers gunned down in the line of duet last month. -- duty last month. the man killed by a single patrolman after a four day manhunt according to authorities. this t. wasn't the golfer going to the hospital this time. this time it was his mother-in-law. a well-known swedish politician. >> barbara was admitted to the hospital with stomach pain. she is in stable condition. >> the video is believed to show her arriving at health central hospital today and, by the way, that's the same place where the doctors treated tiger woods after he crashed his cadillac last month. phil keating with the news. he is live at that hospital in orlando suburb. who called 911? >> presumably, shep, it was tiger woods' wife elin. however it could have been her twin sister who also reported reportedly is staying at her house this week to help console elin woods during troubling time. in 911 the caller tells dispatcher her mother had fallen down in the bathroom so hard that she actually heard it happen. >> oh my god >> the paramedics ended up rushing the mother-in-law of tiger woods via ambulance to the same emergency where they rushed him the friday morning of thanksgiving weekend and after about 11 hours, the mother-in-law was released in good condition. shep? shepard: all right, let's get to tiger's sponsors now they have all stayed on board with him. it looks like gator aid has made a bit of a change? >> gatorade had a five year deal with tiger woods to produce a beverage called tiger focus. gatorade stopping production and sales of that beverage and the initial press release about this decision came actually in mid november. so that was definitely before the car crash and subsequent reports of affairs. shepard: gatorade is saying tonight that their deal is still on aside from that have investigators given up trying to get tiger's blood test from the hospital or is that still ongoing? >> no. that is over. they are not going to resubmit the list for that subpoena to get this hospital to hand over tiger's blood test results. as we reported yesterday, state attorneys said we weren't going to help do you that because of insufficient evidence. well, after that the florida highway patrol cited tiger woods for careless driving. that pretty much ended the investigation. so resubmitting for that smeen now subpoena now would be double jeopardy. shepard: phil, thanks. fire riff debate over climate change after a new report that suggests that weather this decade just made history. we will tell what you that history is coming from a live report from the nation's climate conference in denmark. folks across large sections of this country are getting a huge wallop of winter. ice and snow causing major headaches before winter even arrives and reports of drifts up to 8 feet in some spots. so where are the storms and where are they headed? details from the extreme weather center straight away. $$$$$$ shepard: the head of the united nations weather agency now reports this decade is very likely to be the warmest ever recorded but in some quarters there is debate about the science behind claims like that, especially after recent emails exposed from a british climate research center but also because of those key words the warmest on record. wendell goler is live at the u.n.'ss climate conference in copenhagen. wendell? >> shep, once again, the east angliaa emails put the u.n. on defensive. nothing in the emails cast doubt on the basic scientific message quote that climate change is happening much faster than we realized and that we human beings are the reason for the cause. the head of the world ecological association says 2008 fifth warm warmest year on record but the trend of the past three decades that worries him. >> this decade is going to be warmer than the 1990s, which were warmer than the 1980s, and so on. so it is likely to be the warmest on record. >> officials here point to melting arctic ice and drought in africa and north china. skeptics note records only go back 150 years. what looks like a temperature increase caused by man could be part of a longer cycle. >> what is the historical context? is it warmer than mid evil times? there is evidence that it isn't. if it is not historically abnormal. it's questionable whether or not what the cause is. >> meanwhile, poor nations began negotiating. a group of iltd nations complain the developed world isn't cutting its emissions fast enough. bangladesh said its most vulnerable to global warming and should receive the most aid and a draft report suggests that climate aid be distributed by the world bank, not the united nations after the iraq oil for food scandal. rich nations very reluctant to let the u.n. hand out $100 billion over the next decade. shepard? shepard: wendell goler live in copenhagen in denmark. fox weather alert now winter blasts slam a huge portion of the central u.s. hundreds of flight delays and cancellations. forecasters say the worst of the system now stretches all the way from denver to detroit. would you look at that. those areas expected to get the brunt of the heavy snow and strong winds. blizzard warnings up and winter storm warnings as well in effect through tonight from colorado to wisconsin. a few states already reporting several inches of snow. this video from wisconsin, which is reportedly expected to get up to foot. folks in parts of colorado, nebraska and kansas have four to eight inches and could see four to eight more tonight. in illinois heavy snowfall doing a number on o'hare and midway airports in chicago. we're told the weather has already forced the cancellation of more than 300 flights there wow. president obama proposing to use money left over from the big bank bailout to help create jobs. republicans, as we have reported, have their own ideas about what to do with the money. but how do the current president's plans stack up against those of a famous democratic predecessor who dealt with an even bigger unemployment problem? we will have details ahead on that. plus fireworks inside a courtroom in wisconsin. [screams] >> the crime this guy is accused of committing and what the judge told him that sparked this reaction. that's coming up. shepard: a worker on 4r50eu8d in rhode island new york. emergency crews say the man was helping to install the cesspool there on long island in nassau county when the walls started to collapse around him and pulled him down with all the dirt and debris up to his chest. think of that for more than four hours before rescue crews could pull him to safety. the assistant fire chief says the worker was in stable condition. the man accused of killing a police officer and her boyfriend causing quite a scene in a courtroom. that's the top story on a fox trip across america. wisconsin: you can see there it took about five deputies to restrain the guy. the a judge had reportedly just set bail at 1 million bucks. this all happened in the city of jefferson. police say the suspect shot and killed the officer and her boy friend after a fight in a bar last weekend. california. firefighters rescuing a cyclist stuck on a small island near overpass and golden state freeway in los angeles. rescue crews tried to get the guy out with a helicopter. the trapped man apparently refused telling rescue crews he would not leave the island without his bike. so it was on to plan b. the firefighters attached a line from shore to the island and used a boat. the man and his bike made it back ok. and in palm dale, u.s. customs and border protection taking delivery of its first predator drone aircraft to be used to scan u.s. waters for smugglers. the predator b has been used to combat drug smuggling an illegal immigrant movement for years. the agency says the plane will be a big help. >> this is a major step forward not only between coast guard and cpb but the department of homeland security and the joint team that is working to try and keep our borders secure. shepard: workers can take the plane apart and ship it wherever it is needed. this one costs more than $13 million and it's part of a fox watch across america. i'm shepard smith. this is the fox report. it's the bottom of the hour. time for the top of the news. a lot of controversy today over president obama's new proposal to help improve the economy and fight unemployment. the president argues we should spend on things like tax break for small businesses to encourage hiring but some republicans say we should only focus on paying down the deficit and figuring out the right way forward could involve looking to our past. "the fox report's" chief correspondent jonathan hunt live in the newsroom. a lot of presidents have dealt with tough economic times, jonathan it was really fdr who perhaps set the standard. >> absolutely. when he was inauguralled in 1933, shep, the great depression was essentially at its hike. unemployment was running at 25%. prices and product productivity levels fallen to 1929 levels. about a third from their 4,000 banks failed alone in 1933. the year f.d.r. was gnawing rated. he set up the alphabet agencies. most significantly the works progress administration, that agency is estimated to have employed 8 million americans in jobs raging from construction to the arts. and during its eight years of existence, shep, it's said that that agency provided wages for a quarter to one fourth of all american families. >> most say why it did do a great deal to provide sphad and financial support, what actually turned the american economy down was world war ii and u.s. entry into world war ii in 1941. they all say yes, the new deal was an important part of job creation but it was the americans who were drafted to world war ii and thousands of jobs created in the defense industry that made the ultimate difference, shep. shepard: jonathan hunt in our fox newsroom. thank you. speaking of john hand hunt, we're on the job hunt. tonight, we are heading north to where they are definitely hiring in canada recent study found the i.t. industry will create 84,000 highly skilled jobs for highly skilled workers over the next your years and help create 1,000 new businesses. good news for canada's unemployment rate 8.5% compared to 10% here in the u.s. steve centanni -- steve north of ontario. >> they have a pretty nice problem to have in this day and age. they have more jobs and they have qualified applicants to fill those jobs. this technology triangle is the home of blackberry and host of other tech companies in canada. most doing well. take christie, for instance, the world's number one maker of digital cinema size projectors has doubled its production staff all this year. but these folks on the production line they all have college degrees. >> the 550 employees we have in this facility 220 are degreed engineers masters and ph.d.s. 160 people on the floor, like i said all of those individuals either have college diploma, in fact some of them have a university degree as well. >> that is the catch. the tech jobs require so much more education, training, and experience. and that's true on both sides of the border and not everybody has that kind of education, training, and experience. demand in canada for teachers is also on the rise. not surprising with so many canadians looking for retraining so they can compete for those tech jobs here. teachers with tech background they are wanted here as well. while it appears that canada is out of the recession and on its way to an economic recovery. we would like to see that south of the border as well. 80% of what they make here gets shipped to the u.s. shep? shepard: steve brown live tonight in ontario. steve, thanks. back here in the u.s., you may have seen the ads on television rent to own an entire room of furniture or high end electronics. even in the recession some of those companies have found ways to expand their businesses. a little background rent to own is said to be a $6.3 billion a year industry serving more than 3 million customers a year. but it costs more to operate a repent to own business than traditional store largely due to rush and repair of its merchandise. marionmarianne silber with the s georgia 30 miles north of atlanta. hey, marianne. >> hi, shep. well, some companies are down sizing, aaron's incorporateside doing well to take opportunities presented by unique business model. >> this year alone, aarons has added 120 stores with plans to add another 175 by next year. the company has hired 1,000 new workers in 2009 and is opening a new distribution center in kansas city which will create even more jobs. since aaron's manufacturers its own furniture, costs are kept down and be more responsive to what customers want. other companies are also bucking the trend and thriving even in a recess. office supply giant staples has expanded its stores in the u.s. and purchased a competitor. also has the busiest site on the web, helping to boost sales. an amazon.com was the number one retailer on cyber monday beating out target and wal-mart in internet sales. all of these companies that are doing well are taking steps to keep it that way. remember weather that means buying up competitors or use things like the internet to expand customer base. shep? shepard: marianne silber live tonight in duluth, georgia. go to fox news.com and click the link at the touch the page called on the job hunt it will take to you an interactive map that shows you where the jobs are right now. click on any of the highlighted cities to bring up an employment story from that area. again, it's@foxnews.com. the link is at the top of the page in red on the job hunt. once upon a time, its with a thriving logging center deep in rural northern california. but now the town called hayfork about four and a half hours from san francisco has literally gone to pot. the area has what marijuana growers call the perfect conditions for growing some seriously strong weed. and with california's permissive laws concerning cultivation of medical marijuana, growers and buyers are flocking into the place. they bring a huge influx of much-needed cash with them. not everybody in town is welcoming, i don't know, all the weed folks. claudia cowan is live in our san francisco bureau tonight. i get not everybody is happy, huh? >> no. shepard. it used be to a timber before that gold mining and now marijuana cultivation is hay fork's industry. culture is dividing the town. grown to the climate. cheap rae and laws allowing medical marijuana farming and possession. many residents say they have had it with the bad element that follows the drug trade from the buyer that come in to the growers who guard valuable crash crop with guns and attack dogs. >> right here, it's a school. and the dealers are right out in here. and they are smoking it out here so that these little children cannot play over here because of the smoke. you can't tell me that's right. >> but pot advocates say hayfork needs an industry that can provide taxes and jobs. they argue the fledgling economic engine is keeping many of the town's merchants afloat. >> very likely if it weren't for the inflow of the cash that's generated in the business, then most likely most of them would be very seriously struggling and probably wouldn't be in business. >> but officials at the local high school where many of the kids come from disadvantaged homes disagree and say over the past two years they have noticed this disturbing trend. graduating seniors skipping college and career opportunities to stay put and grow pot. shepard? shepard: claudia cowan live in our san francisco newsroom. claudia, thanks. he is accused of killing 13 fellow soldiers at fort hood and turns out major nidal hasan was on the radar months before the massacre. now whether more could have been done to prevent that tragedy. who he is bringing in to find out next. works of art from the old masters hitting the auction block. one piece in particular could fetch a mind-blowing amount of cash. details ahead. @3> 18 remales were sent called on war. two emails were reviewed by the fbi. each time the fbi concluded that there was in the enough there to launch a full investigation of hasan. you see him there on the left. a source familiar with that review tells fox it appeared hasan was at a moral crossroads and seeking religious guidance from mall lack caney there is no such thing as we nine contact military officer and extremist who espouses killing officers overseas, shep. shepard: the pentagon has investigation going on as well. >> that's correct. army-led inquiry, military legal fittles that he faces 13 counts of premeditated murder and 32 counts of attempted murder. review findings haven't been made public yet. four sets of eyes looking at the attack and the events leading up to it would give you context on how serious this case is being taken. shepard: catherine herridge live in washington, thanks. bomb attack on intelligence office has killed at least a dozen people and it's the top story as we go around the world in 80 seconds. pakistan. police say the blast severely damaged several buildings in the city. including one belonging to the country's main spy agency. one report indicates three militants carried out the attack, using a gun, rocket launcher and explosives. a wave of violence in pakistan has killed hundreds of people since october. india. a high speed-head on car crash killing one person on a bridge in mumbai. it's the first death on the three mile span. a fast-moving car reportedly ramming into a taxicab killing its passenger. crews quickly removed the cars from the bridge to clear the way for other traffic. france. thousands of railway workers marching through paris to protest working conditions and low pay. head of the trade union says they want higher salaries and pension plans. things could get tough for the travelers this weekend. rail unions have called for a national strike. united kingdom. christie's auction houses it expects record prices for some important works by old masters, among them, a rarely seen canvas by the 17th century dutch painter rembrandt. the auction houses it expects the piece to go from between 18 and $25 million. and that's a wrap on this fox trip around the world in 80 seconds. some major new developments to report in a standoff with nuclear armed north korea. earlier today, a veteran u.s. diplomat arrived in the north korean capital pyongyang for what we are told will be another attempt to draw the communist nation back to the bargaining table. the meetings are to be the highest level united states talks with that secretive regime in more than a year. as you probably know, the west has been trying to convince north korea to aban done its nuclear program but earlier this year, the north quit six-party talks after reportedly testing an atomic bomb. massachusetts voters taking the first step towards choosing a senator. one to replace the late ted kennedy. a live report straight ahead. and the salvation army taking historic step of its own. new way to donate right there on the sidewalk. and the charity says it's already paying off. that's coming up on "the fox report." shepard: america's election headquarters and historic election day in massachusetts. a special primary the first step toward filling the seat the late ted kennedy held for almost a half a century. carl cameron, that's who he is. is he live in west newton, mass inside boston. we are told turnout is low. >> it's astounding ted kennedy liberal light u.s. senate 47 years in washington. passed away in august su succumbing to brain cancer. most polls didn't know this thing was happening. no celebrities that concerned running. his wife had a shot at it. nephew joe could have run and even won. in light that it is taking between thanksgiving and christmas hard to get attention. 10% to 15% of eligible voters turning out. shepard: is there a republican running? >> there is state senator scott brown. republican jack e. robinson. republicans aren't expected to be competitive when the real election comes on january 19th. the run-off between the democrat tonight. the frontrunner is martha coakley. the attorney general of the state. she has been leading the polls double digits for quite some time. other democrats running including michael capiono congressman former mayor of the city. coakley has been leading the polls in massachusetts. a lot think that amounts to her potentially winning it tonight. the polls don't close for another 12 minutes. massachusetts still voting though very few are. shepard: first female senator and really looking at debates coming up. her position on abortion could effect the health care battle, couldn't it? >> hugely important. throughout her candidacy, ms. coakley has been very cautiously and gently pointing out that she is a woman in this race. and that that would be historic. and she has recently said that she would not support any health care reform bill that does not provide taxpayer funded abortion. of course, in washington today, an amendment that would have prohibited that was defeated. so coakley, who is likely to be the nominee and likely to be the senator in another month, would go to washington creating more headaches for health care reform. shepard: carl cameron. live up in massachusetts. we will have the results as we get them throughout the east coast. bryant gummable dropped a bombshell regarding his health today. hbo host used to be on "the today show" announcing recovering from lung cancer surgery and treatment. he was filling in for treatment on life with regis and kelly. reportedly revealed the news to kelly ripa back stage after she asked why he couldn't take part in a dancing segment. >> two months ago i had cancer surgery. >> what? >> yes. >> are you kidding me? >> no. >> oh my gosh. i had no idea. >> i know. >> i thought we were friends. >> well, we are. shepard: doesn't tell you everything, kel. he went on to say he will be meeting with his doctors next week and hopes he will be cleared to play golf real soon. it's the time of the year when the bells ring and red kettles swing outside your local stores, malls, and groceries. this year the salvation army is getting more high tech in cities across the nation. making it easy for us all to give and charities say it it's making a real difference. >> spare change is more spare these days. folks don't carry as much cash as they used to. >> there you go. last four digits. >> so the salvation army added plastic to its holiday kettle tradition. >> we are getting people right at the site of where we want them to give. >> and the convenience adds up in real dollars. according to the salvation army the difference between cash and credit is about 12 bucks. with last year's average change donation being around $2 and the electronic 15. the salvation army has gone to great links to take care of security. for one, the machines don't keep any credit card information in them. and if you are using a debit card, you don't have to use your pin. >> cat grier who teaches philanthropy so so bed imbedded shopping about their daily lives is more and more common. >> the more ways that you do it are cost effective for your charity, the more capability you have of getting additional donations on there. >> while playing with plastic may give adults the opportunity to donate more dollars, the sight of a child helping others remains priceless. >> thank you. >> in colorado, springs colorado, alicia acuna, fox news. >> an iconic television show going off the air after more than half a century. the latest casualty in daytime is next. ( whooshing ) announcer: you could buy 300 bottles of water. or just one brita filter. ( drop plinks ) brita-- better for the environment and your wallet. shepard: top stories a minute away. but first the world stops turning for a daytime tv institution. cbs is canceling the long-running soap as the world turns after 54 years. the show's final episode said to be slated for september of 2010. we are told today's episode was number 13661. as the world turns first aired in 1956. it's credited really with helping launch the careers of such stars of meg ryan, julian moore and james earl jones top story update. president obama job creation. it says it involves tax incentives for small businesses among other things. general stanley mcchrystal says by this time next year we will know whether the united states military is turning the tide against the insurgency there. we are told tiger woods's mother-in-law has been released from a hospital in central florida. she was reportedly admitted this morning for stomach pain. and on this day in 1980, a crazed fan shot rock legend john lennon to death outside his apartment build here in new york city. john lennon was born in liverpool england as as a member of the beatles he helped spearhead the so-called british invasion. of course the fav 4 became the most popular group on the planet. after the beatles broke up lennon's sole low career and marriage to yoko ono kept him in the spotlight. then on the evening on the th. mark david chapman pulled out a .38 and shot lennon four times at close range. the guitarist later tied in an blans and grief stricken fans dissended on the scene of the crime. these days chapman still? prison for killing one of the beatles 29 years ago today. and now you know the news for this tuesday, december the 8th, 2009. i'm shepard smith. thanks for having us. in the beatles are often the biggest sellers even still. we just got word a few minutes ago the biggest selling artist this entire decade will not be the beatles,
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minutes from what will shape two nations. i am shepard smith. the news starts now. american and afghanistan. for 8 years, u.s. forces have spilled blood on the dusty roads and frigid mountains in an effort to be to back those who would do less harm -- to beat back those who would do us harm. members of the military may weigh their own roles, in his plan may ultimately be judged by history itself, but tonight, we are learning new details about the plan -- and his plan may ultimately be judged by history itself. the role of international troops and the overall logistics of carrying out this mission, but still, questions remain about the costs, about the exit strategy, and about what defines victory. now, as we look for answers, we look to the president. and good evening again from west point, side of a historic fortress and military academy in new york state with roots that date back to the revolutionary war -- site of a historic fortress. this is the oldest continuously occupied military post in all of america. as you may know, west point is strategically located on the west bank
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shepard smith. the news starts now. >> the united states senate knocked down a filibuster aimed at blocking a final vote on health care reform. trace: the president calls it a big victory but critics call it a big mess. >> the majority will pay a heavy price for ignoring the wishes of the american people. trace: tonight, what the senate's latest moves actually mean and what to expect next. plus, deciding the fate of a 9-year-old boy at the center of an international custody case. now, the court's in recess but the chief justice says time to get this thing done. and it started with a snow ball fight. >> then someone hit an off-duty officer's car. and he pulled his pistol. >> the crowd kind of freaked out. >> tonight, what happens when you bring a gun to a snow ball fight. [captioning made possible by fox news channel] trace: well, whether or not you wanted it, it looks like health care reform is going to be the senate's christmas gift to america this year. lawmakers now on track to approve the 871 billion-dollar reform bill on christmas eve. that's after the senate's 58 democrats an
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could all come down to president obama. i'm shepard smith, the news starts now. the leader of the free world headed to the other side of the world to try to pull everyone together. >> we have now reached the critical juncture in these negotiations. shepard: but even if president obama can help make a deal on climate change, what will it actually cost? tonight, how they are putting on the price tag. plus the militants are watching us watching them. how enemy fires are plugging into our predator drones using off the shelf software. >> it's available and it's available to anyone. shepard: tonight, the new war of the machine. and, smoke under the water. why scientists say this is something no one has ever seen. [captioning made possible by fox news channel] first from fox tonight president obama headed to the climate change talks in copenhagen. he left the white house just a short time ago on the way to andrews air force base for the flight to denmark. reporters earlier questioned whether he had even bother going since there is no deal in sight. remember, world leaders have been aiming to
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investigation. plus the fallout of yet another iran missile test. i'm shepard smith. this is fox news. [captioning made possible by fox news channel] shepard: the iranians say the missile can fly fast and far, eventually reaching targets in israel. tonight the latest on iran's show of strength. plus, what we now know about president obama's letter to youngily. -- from jung-il. >> the best thing to do is skill the senate bill. shepard: howard dean says it's time for democrats to declare the senate bill dead. also, when some parking valets do after you hand over the keys. first from fox tonight, iran has done it again. tested a missile and sparked strong reaction tonight. and there's new word as the islamic republic flexes its muscles that america is planning to flex right back. first, you know iran test fired a missile, said to be the most advanced in its arrests signal. it's a sajjil-2 and reportedly can go 1,200 miles, putting israel and parts of europe within range. it's not just the distance causing concern, iran claims its missile is technologically superior to previous versi
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liked. i'm shepard smith. the news starts now. >> i would be remiss if i did not acknowledge the considerable controversy. i'm responsible for the deployment of thousands of young americans to battle in a distant land. shepard: but that didn't quiet all the criticism. >> the war in itself is a farce. he hadn't accomplished anything when he got it. shepard: tonight, renewed controversy over the nobel prize and desperate rescues with dozens of lives on the line. >> you can't imagine how big the areas are that you have to look. shepard: tonight, saving the hunters stranded in the snow. [captioning made possible by fox news channel] shepard: first tonight, president obama preparing to head home very soon after a quick trip to norway to accept the nobel peace prides. for previous resip -- recipients the prize has stood for honor for services rendered. to be sure the crowd in osly showed plenty of support as the president accepted his prize. >> president barack obama to come forward and receive the gold medal and the diploma. [ applause ] shepard: there was another story looming large
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jon scott in for shepard smith. this is the fox report. bottom of the hour, time for the top of the news. and the failed attempt last week to blow up a plane over detroit could have an impact on the president's plan to shut down the military prison at guantanamo bay. this as we learn the suspect in that attack umar faruq abdul mutallab spent time in yemen. he reportedly told investigators he trained with religious extremeists in the home country of osama bin laden. the site of the bombing of the "u.s.s. cole." it comes for a sensitive time which plans to send dozens of yemeny suspects back to its home country as part of the closing of the guantanamo bay detention facility. now prominent lawmakers are questioning those plans. wendell gorl covering that from our washington newsroom. wendell? >> jon, republican lawmakers say the christmas day bombing attempt is a reminder that moving prisoners to a prison in illinois won't appease tears and yemen is about the last place you want to send the detainees back to. the problem is nearly half of the detainees being held in gitmo right now are
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. bret: shepard smith will have more on this story, tiger taking taking an indefinite break from grovel. stay tuned for a musical choice and one big ceremony at the top of the hour. . . boss:hey, glad i caught you. i was on my way to present ideas about all the discounts we're offering. i've got some catchphrases that'll make these savings even more memorable. gecko: all right... gecko: good driver discounts. now that's the stuff...? boss: how 'bout this? gecko: ...they're the bee's knees? boss: or this? gecko: sir, how 'bout just "fifteen minutes could save you fifteen percent or more on car insurance." boss: ha, yeah, good luck with that catching on! anncr: geico. fifteen minutes could save you fifteen percent or more on car insurance. . bret: finally tonight, music is a part of the nobel peace prize ceremony but we're not sure who picked up the presentation for president obama's big moment. [applause] >> we'll let you know what you're about to hear here. this is the american jazz performer espiranza. >> ♪ who let the dogs out who who who barack obama let the dogs out ♪ bret: she
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[captioning made possible by fox news channel] captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- shepard tiger woods issues a statement. reaction and the road ahead in afghanistan. i am shepard smith and this is fox news. >> i support fully and without hesitation the president's decision. >> failure in afghanistan would mean a taliban takeover. what concerns me is the president's decision to sent -- to set an arbitrary date to withdraw troops from afghanistan. shepard: going straight to the heart of the strategy, plus, reaction. >> adding more troops over here would make a big difference. shepard: response from the taliban. first, we cannot afford to fail in afghanistan. that theme was repeated again today during hearings on president obama's plan to deploy tens of thousands more troops. some of his top officials testified before congressional panels in an effort to sell the strategy. the secretary of state hillary clinton, the defense secretary robert gates, and the joint chiefs chairman admiral mullen spoke to both democrats, who say troops should be leaving afghanistan, and republicans, who argue we must strengthen the commitment. >> rank the consequences of a failed state in afghanistan to our national security interest, being inconsequential -- 1 being inconsequential. shepard: the afghanistan war is vitally important. the issue is how best to make it happen. at the prison oppose the plan calls for a surge of 30,000 troops with a goal of starting to bring them home in july of 2011. the arizona senator john mccain suggested that date sounds arbitrary. any question why we should set a date? secretary gates said they picked today because it is two years after marines launched a new push in afghanistan's province. secretary gates and admiral mullen suggested the date is not written in stone. >> the president as commander- in-chief always and has the option to adjust his decision. >> july, 201011, that is when we start transitioning. it is not a date we are leaving. the president also said that will be based on conditions on the ground. >> it makes no sense for him to announce the date. shepard: that was far from the only point of contention today. we have a team coverage to sort it out. steve centanni and first, major garrett with reaction. you talked to the president's national security adviser on the troop withdrawal deadline. how fast is that that line? >> it sounds pretty fixed. this was general james jones' first interview with fox news of the obama presidency. i asked him, the conditions do not really mean the troops will not withdraw in 2011 if conditions are not acceptable. that will affect how rapidly the forces are removed. to that, he agreed. take a quick lesson. >> if things are going well, we can do it more rapidly. if things need more attention, we can do it more slowly. there will be a beginning to a different phase in our involvement. >> the key word there is "a different phase." every indication from the white house is the date is not etched in stone. that is when u.s. forces will move out and the afghans will have to move in, ready or not. shepard: what do we know about why they chose that date? >> it is the two-year anniversary of the first obama- ordered military marine offensive. general jones told me this is a time to appraise all of the military efforts undertaken in afghanistan. he also said the president had another goal in mind. listen. >> he wanted to narrow the mission for the commanders to understand that this is not an open-ended commitment. we are not in a 10-year nation- building plan. we want to put tension into the system to make sure the beneficiaries, and by that time in the afghan and pakistanis, know they have a willing partner, but there will have to step up as well. >> a little tension into the system. a deadline will add that. it is already a tense situation in afghanistan. shepard: major garrett, thank you. let's get back to the hearings on the strategy. lawmakers have a lot of questions for the top officials today about how the military can make this work. our national correspondent steve centanni has more on that at the pentagon. what were the concerns? >> the critics are boiled down into two camps. there are the democrats, who don't want to escalate the war and don't think we should be sending 30,000 additional troops. some republicans think we should be sending the troops but we should not be setting a time line of july of 2011. you have the three officials up there explaining and selling the president's policy. they said, we have to give the afghan forces more time and breathing room. that is why we need the troops temporarily. to the gop, they said this timeline does not send the wrong message to the enemy. it sends a message to the afghan people we do not want to stay forever. shepard: the democrats have a problem with this strategy. our the president's advisers dealing with that group? >> that will be a problem because democrats do not think we should be expanding this war and they believe we could get into a quagmire, something akin to what we had in vietnam. secretary gates was challenged on that in a house hearing today and here's how he responded. >> the president gives the orders, but every man and woman deployed overseas is deployed over my signature. if i came to conclude that we were bogged down and stalemated and we were sending young men and women into a quagmire with no hope of success, i would not sign any more of those orders. >> boxes learning tonight that the liberal democrats on capitol hill are forming a caucus against the afghanistan war. they're calling it the peace and progress in afghanistan caucus. it will be announced shortly. it is being spearheaded by john conyers of michigan. shepard: just in to the news room, the bank of america now says it will soon repay all $45 billion in taxpayer money that it received in last year's bailout. that would include interest. the bank says it will use available cash and raise more than $18 billion in capital to reimburse the government over the next few days. to some of the banking giant says will help attract a new chief executive. in september, the current ceo ken lewis announced plans to retire a the end of this calendar year. a confession and apology from tiger woods. after lashing out at what he is calling malicious rumors about his family after his car crash last week, the superstar is now admitting to personal failings. he says on his website, "i have left my family down and i regret those transgressions with all of my heart. i have not been true to my values and behavior my family deserves." y confess now? maybe because of a certain voice mail that has just gone public. jill has the details. it is tiger leaving the message for another woman. >> that is right. a cocktail waitress claims to have had an affair with him on and off for three years and she shares this voicemail, allegedly from woods, with "us weekly" magazine. >> it is tiger. i need you to do me a favor. >> the magazine posted that on its web site and is not in more than 2 million hits. shepard: tiger had more to say on his own website. >> he is reacting and he posted a statement on his website, which as, "i am not without fault. i am short of perfect. i am dealing with my personal failings behind closed doors with my family. those feelings should be shared by a salam." shepard: one of his fellow golfers is speaking out as well. >> that golfers says he hopes of these rumors of infidelity are not true. >> that would be very sad, of course. i would be especially sad about it. perhaps me and my wife are at fault for hooking him up with him -- hooking her up with him. we should apologize to her. >> we have the various companies that have contributed more than $100 million per year to tiger through endorsement deals. nike and gatorade are standing by him. shepard: thank you. new details about a man who the feds say was an arms dealer looking to buy sensitive military technology. investigators tell us they needed to get him in custody, but there was a problem. he was living in iran. how the fed delayed their trap and got their suspect to america. plus, a development in the embryo on a stem cell research debate. brand new details ahead. shepard: iran has now released the five british sailors it captured last week. the men are said to be in dubai, where they were headed when the yacht had trouble with the propeller and drifted into iranian waters. the sailor's insist it was an accident and the iranians say they believe them. iran is still holding three american hikers who claimed they accidently crossed the border back in july. they are facing charges of spying. more defiance from iran over its nuclear program. the iranian president now says the nation will start producing uranium at a higher level. western nations including the u.s. say they fear iran is trying to make a bomb. tehran says it is not. ahmadinejad reportedly said that neighbor israel and the west could not do a "darn thing ." there will be an inspection. it is an international operation that had federal agents wearing a suspected arms dealer out of iran so they could bring him to the u.s. for prosecution. >> it functioned as an iranian acquisitions agent, helping the military legally -- illegally acquire sensitive u.s. technology. >shepard: tonight, investigators revealed the secret details of how they caught that suspect and brought into the u.s. to face justice. it is a fascinating story and catherine herridge as it. why is this so significant? >> this case is part of growing body of evidence suggesting iran is willing to defend itself because it is unwilling to abandon its uranium enrichment program. the iranian arms smuggler surfaced about five years ago after a series of phone calls and e-mails, wanting to buy sensitive military technology. he thought he was dealing with arms dealers who would sell it. there were actually under cover homeland security agents. shepard: how did they get it? >> he was arrested after a sting operation in 2007. video was released by the u.s. attorney's office and it shows him telling undercover agents that he wants parts for radar equipment, sensors for missile defense, and computers for aircraft. he says iran wants the technology because he claims a war is coming with the u.s. after that meeting, he was extradited to the u.s.. his laptop was received and it has provided lietz. shepard: the feds kept this under wraps for nearly two years. why? >> it was a strategic decision that allowed agents to investigate his contacts and his will -- and his relationship with the iranian government. we learned about the case today because he pleaded guilty to multiple charges, including violations of the arms export control act, and you'll be sentenced later this month, most likely to life in prison. shepard: catherine herridge, thanks. it was supposed to be a hearing about the new mammogram guidelines, the ones that cause controversy a few weeks back. it turned into a battle over health care reform and they started talking about rationing health care. we are live in d.c. with the details. let's take a look at the los angeles auto show. it has been a rough couple of years for the car companies, and it has been for the camera. at any rate, what have they come up with to turn things around? we will take you there live. ñÑ?y@? shepard: it was no korean parliament brawl, but there were fireworks on capitol hill over the recommendations for breast their screens. a government task force advised against routine mammograms for women in their 40's, breaking two decades of guidelines from the american cancer society. it's sparked confusion and debate over women and doctors across the nation. the debate heated up during a hearing and some lawmakers took over the forum to attack another hot topic, health care legislation. shannon was there for all of it and she is live in our newsroom. how did the hearings turn into a rehash of the health care bill? >> these recommendations were jumping off point for a bigger debate of the health care bill, whether groups like this task force would become binding. meaning, what they say about health care affects everybody. they wanted to debate that. a democratic congressman got fired up and said these were more scare tactics. republicans are talking in fairy tales and i will not allow it. the republicans responded in kind and said, we are not talking in fairy tales. what happened with task forces like this one can f. -- can affect women all over the country. shepard: who was supposed to be the focus? >> they got lost in the shuffle. they came to the table and apologized. they said they admitted there were not sure they should be taking these recommendations. they said women should discuss mammograms with their doctors. shepard: good to see you. thank you. a move by the administration lobbying stem cell research. the government approved 13 lines of embryonic cells for research. these are the first approved since president obama last spring listed -- lifted eight years of bush administration restrictions. scientists have to get these cells from living human embryos. they can hold the secret to curing everything from paralysis to cancer. because they are destroyed, anti-abortion activists tell their use unethical. that is a debate. the national institutes for health says they might ok more stem so runs in the coming weeks. by next summer, there could be roughly 100,000 american troops on the ground in afghanistan. how many soldiers will our allies like germany and france pony up to help? a live report is coming up with details. new charges against a suspect in the fort hood massacre. the army now says it wants to give this man a mental health exam. i don't think you can live the american lifestyle without energy. we have all this energy here in the u.s. we have wind. we have solar, obviously. we have lots of oil. i think natural gas is part of the energy mix of the future. i think we have the can-do. we have the capability. we have the technology. the solutions are here. we just need to find them here. rooster crow. still tired the next day too? when you have trouble falling asleep or staying asleep, remember 2-layer ambien cr. the first layer helps you fall asleep quickly. and unlike other sleep aids, a second helps you stay asleep. when taking ambien cr, don't drive or operate machinery. sleepwalking, and eating or driving while not fully awake with memory loss for the event as well as abnormal behaviors such as being more outgoing or aggressive than normal, confusion, agitation and halluciations may occur. don't take it with alcohol as it may increase these behaviors. allergic reactions such as shortness of breath, swelling of your tongue or throat may occur and in rare cases may be fatal. side effects may include next-day drowsiness, dizziness, and headache. in patients with depression, worsening of depression, including risk of suicide may occur. if you experience any of these behaviors or reactions contact your doctor immediately. wake up ready for your day. ask your healthcare provider for 2-layer ambien cr. shepard: no secret, the economy left the auto and id -- auto industry in reverse. carmakers are doing their best to get out on the road and part of that means introducing vehicles that americans want to drive. if this year's oscar show in l.a. is any indication, that means more muscle. what happened to gas mileage? adam housley is there right now. show us around. >> what a difference a year makes. last year, it was about efficiency. this year, it is all about muscle to go along with efficiency. this is a dodge challenger. it has a v-8 engine and it sucks some gas. it has amazing hp. dodge has changed things around. the head of chevy told us he feels for the first time, the wind is at their backs. ford posted a profit this year. chrysler says they have reorganized to make things more successful. here is one of the jeep concept. why is this auto show so popular? first, you have the green movement in california and money coming from forces out here as well. california is the most diverse car culture and in the world. that is what they tell us. people are buying these green cars. they get 40 miles a gallon. people are buying cars as much as $500,000 all in the same marketplace. there are more than 50 unveilings year. news came out of gm that the ceo resigned but they will pay back those loans to our taxpayers four years ahead of schedule. shepard: that red jeep concept behind you, how big are those wheels? that is awesome. >> how big are these wheels? >> 40 inches. >> the rams are 20 inches. >> these concepts are pretty cool. shepard: show me that thing. that is hot. >> it is pretty cool. can we walk up there real quick? shepard: please do. 5.7 liter hemi. look at that thing. shepard: i like it. that would be fun. adam housley playing with cars in la-la land. thank you, sir. i'm shepard smith. this is "fox report hd." time for the top of the news. president obama says afghanistan is not just america's war. a senior official tells us he is asking allies for up to 10,000 additional troops. there are many questions about how many forces some countries will send and how much actual fighting they will be doing. jonathan hunt is live in the newsroom. you have fascinating details on what some of the allies are doing over there. >> i will get to that in a minute. as he has done before, president obama acknowledged what he calls american mistakes as he appeals for more international help in afghanistan. he is appealing to the other members of nato. the appeal did exactly what he wanted. >> in 2010, the non-u.s. members of this mission will send at least 5000 more soldiers to this operation and probably a few thousand on top of that. >> the nato chief support of president obama, declaring that this is not just america's war, and freezing the president's coalition that -- and praising the president's coalition- building efforts. >> it is a multilateral approach to this operation. we must now demonstrate bilateral listen rigid bilateralism -- bilateralism. >> concrete results seem somewhat lacking. poland has 600 troops. georgia, run 700. slovakia, 250. germany is around 100 and turkey has about 900. the grand total is 3050, far short of the promise of 5000, never mind "2000 on top of that." whether that changes over the next few months will be the real test of president obama's international appeal and popularity. last night, the president reminded the world that unlike other superpowers of different eras -- >> we have not sought world domination. >> he also talked about how the world america faces has changed since world war ii. >> as a country, we are not as young and perhaps not as innocent as we were when roosevelt was president. >> president obama was probably no longer as innocent as he may once have been about the realities of international cooperation in afghanistan. he will know there are major problems of the talks to those who have seen the operation up close. a senior officer told me today that alongside the u.s. forces, the british, dutch, pulls, and canadians are doing most of the fighting while troops from other countries like italy or france rarely, if ever, leave their bases. the same source also told me the germans have a national caveat that state their troops do not have to fight at night. in the light of that sort of revelation, certain nations might not be worth the effort of getting them there. shepard: jonathan hunt, thank you. what about the troops already in afghanistan and their commander, who asked for more forces? what do they think of this new game plan? they're the ones who have to carry out the strategy. greg palkot has the news from afghanistan. >> starring words of the part of the battle. the top commander, stanley mcchrystal, is telling brass this was a decisive moment in the war in afghanistan. he was pragmatic while upbeat. >> this is not the end. this is not even the beginning of the end. i think it is the end of the beginning and i think everything changes right now. >> earlier wednesday morning, troops gathered to hear president obama's speech on future afghan strategy. some questioned the timing and some even the ability to defeat the taliban. most were supportive. >> what we're trying to do is an enormous task that requires people to do it. >> get them in here and get it straightened out. >> the south has been called the taliban heartland. mcchrystal said the region will get the bulk of the new troops approved by president obama. he also promised there would be results in the next three years. the officers listening could only hope. shepard: the army has already charged him with 13 counts of murder for the massacre -- massacre at fort hood. prosecutors slapped major new dollar us on with 32 counts of attempted premeditate -- major nidal hasan with 32 counts of attempted premeditated murder. his attorney says the army wants to conduct a mental evaluation of his client. hasan the only person charged in the shooting. he is still in intensive care at a hospital in san antonio and he could face more charges. back in the u.s., flames gutting a church. it is our top story on our "fox trip across america." tennessee. firefighters battling a massive blaze at a baptist church. workers from several fire department responded to the alarm. no word on how it started. the fire did major damage. north carolina. the council general of france are warding three world war ii veterans the country's highest tribute, the legion of honor. when recipients as there were other heroes involved. >> what i represent today are those we left behind. they are the true heroes. they're the ones that made the sacrifice. shepard: the men took part in the d-day landings at normandy. colorado. quality time with santa claus for a couple of hearing-impaired children. the bonus? santa knew sign language. one kid ask him how he learned, and he replied that some of his elves taught him. california. a former beauty queen turning a cool talent into a business for the talent section of the pageant. she carved a vase out of a block of ice. she is now carving sculptures for weddings and other special events. she plans to compete in the world champion ice carving competition in alaska. that is the "fox watch across america." new evidence now in the son of the accused white house party crashers. we are getting a look at e-mails between the couple and a pentagon official, who tried to get some tickets. the details are ahead. wedding crashers on a mission. what are you doing? we will tell you why they started beating up on the groom. shepard: of virginia couple accused of crashing the white house state dinner is expected to testify tomorrow on capitol hill in a house committee hearing on that security breach. the white house says the aspiring tv reality stars tareq and michaele salahi walked right into the party without an official invitation. they took pictures with the vip's, including the vice president and president. joe biden said he did not know the couple, but they acted like they knew everybody. >> i assumed they were part of the social fabric of washington. i did not know who they were until i saw them on television. shepard: one day after finally speaking out on morning television, the socialites are putting out information they say will show they were not just crashing the party. brian wilson has that. >> tareq and michaele salahi released a series of the males that they insist reveal they have some reasonable expectation that they were on the list of the state dinner at the white house. they show extensive correspondence with the special assistanct, who appears to be trying her best to get the mental well-being -- a welcoming ceremony for the indian prime minister. at the last minute, she called their cell phone to tell them it was just not going to happen. the salahis claim they did not get the message. here is the mail from the salahis to her after the dinner. she responded with a warm e- mail. next up on this story, hearings with the white house -- hearings, where the white house secretary will not be testifying. shepard: signs of improvement in the beige book, a collection of evidence on the health of the overall economy. new numbers showing that private companies cut 169,000 jobs in november, the lowest number for a month since july of 2008. it is still higher than expected. you know we are. fox news is on the job hunt and you can earn extra cash for the holidays by helping deliver other people's gifts. the world's biggest package shipper, ups, says brown can do something for you. it will deliver about 400 million packages this holiday season and it is hiring 50,000 seasonal workers. that is pure than two years ago, but it is great news for some people who are looking for work. rick leventhal is live at the store in new york city tonight. a lot of business, i am guessing. >> we had a great prop for you, a big pile of boxes, and a driver came in here and picked them up. some of the millions of packages being shipped by ups every day, up to 22 million in a single day, that is 40% more than average. no matter what you might have heard, santa definitely needs help delivering packages during the holidays. most shippers hire extra hands this time of year because of the dramatic increase in volume. ups is hiring 50,000 seasonal workers, known as drivers helpers', because of a loan totaling 400 million packages between thanksgiving and christmas. >> there is so much work to do. it would take as a long time by ourselves. >> i have been out of work for four months. i am looking and looking. >> as many as 30% of seasonal hires and up with full-time jobs. and little has been with the company 17 years. >> it was like it was an audition for you to become full time. you never know. >> we're looking for enthusiastic, hard-working people who have add value to the system. they want someone who will be able to come in with a great attitude, contribute at a high level, and ask for more. >> fedex ground is also working -- also looking for buyers. the u.s. postal service says it is hiring some seasonal workers, but be prepared for competition. up to 20% more applicants for the jobs this year and they are better qualified and better educated. shepard: rick leventhal in manhattan. we are all over the story of the job hunt. if you are on the job hunt, check out our brand new section of our website with a new feature, which will help find where the jobs are right now. the link is at the top of our home page. there it is. it is called "on the job. ." it will take you to an interactive map or you can find our stories we have done. click on any highlighted city and the story on employment pops up. you can find information on companies that are hiring and the industry's expected to recover the quickest and how to make your online resume stand out. you can find this only at foxnews.com. click the tab at the possible -- at the top of the page. tomorrow, president obama will host a jobs summit, a brainstorming session with business and political leaders. we're told two groups are not invited, the chamber of commerce, the federation of independent businesses, who both criticized the health care overhaul. the white house reports it is not saying how they created a list of participants. the mideast tension over israeli settlements moving today into the heart of the city that is holding to three of the world's major religions. our top story in our fox trip "around the world in 80 seconds ." israel. clashing after court order forces a jewish family to move into a largely arab part of the city. palestinian leaders continue to insist they will not resume peace talks until israel stops all settlement construction. belgium. dozens of demonstrators gathering outside the offices of dow chemical in brussels on the 20th anniversary of what is widely regarded as the worst industrial disaster the world has ever seen. the accident occurred in 1984. a gas leak killed about 15,000 people according to government estimates. argentina. crying at the parliamentary session. residents elected a new president, but members of his party are calling him a traitor, accusing him of making deals with the ruling party. riot police eventually showed epic to try to quiet -- showed up to try to quiet things down. peru. not a good start for the groom at his own wedding. two women crashed the event, claiming the guy was already married. reports indicate the women were the and ancestor of the man's current wife -- the aunt and sister of the man's current wife. the estate tax now. some call it the death tax. it hit some of the richest americans. some say it hits others as well. should they extend the debt tax? we report, you decide. has ever turned down a hand-made ornament. that's why we've set up santa's wonderland at bass pro shops. where kids can get their picture with santa. and, this weekend, make a reindeer hat, and it's all free. shepard: fox news is tracking the h1n1 morris. another warning tonight, not about the disease, but about scammers trying to take advantage. warnings about e-mails that promotes vaccination programs. these e-mails include a link to a site where people are supposed to give out information to get the vaccine. you have probably figured it out. the links are fake and they could expose your personal data. ohio's attorney general is reminding everyone, don't open any e-mails and don't click links from people you do not know. it is a measure that at first glance seems to target the richest americans, those with property worth millions of dollars. tomorrow, the house of representatives will vote on the so-called estate tax, which is currently scheduled to disappear next year. the tax currently affects an estate worth more than $3.5 million, with rates as high as 45% on the tax. the critics say it is not just the wealthy island of paying the price. it also hurts small business owners and farmers. jim angle has the news from our news from in washington tonight. >> congress has to do something now to keep the rate from going up to historical levels, which would exempt only the first million dollars of assets, and impose taxes as high as 55%, which could be devastating to many family farms and small businesses. the house is considering making permanent the current exemption of the first $3.5 million, as you said. many want to find something to keep the rates from going back to the high levels because that can be devastating to farmers and small-business owners. farm groups say even the new rates would mean breaking up family farms to pay the estate tax because they rely on large amounts of land and expensive equipment. analysts have another complaint about the tax. it punishes savings. >> if you of two people who make the sandwiches during the life and one of them chooses to spend everything, just to consume and have a high standard of living, and the of a person chooses to set that money aside, to save it and leave it for children, is there or any reason why the second person should be taxed more heavily than the first person? >> that would punish savings, which turns into investment, which is what makes the economy grow. that creates jobs. this debate is about more than how many taxes people should pay on what they inherit. shepard: thanks. new york will not be the next eight to legalize the marriage. the senate killed the plan by more than a dozen votes. right now, but marriage is legal in five states, iowa, connecticut, massachusetts, vermont, and new hampshire. we can all use a helping hand, but a fellow in italy could use one more than most. an amputee who is helping to develop a robot can -- but how he controls it, that is the part which might blow your mind. shepard: top stories are coming up. a medical breakthrough in rome. scientists hooked up a robotic hand to an italian man who had lost his left forearm in a car crash. he was able to control it with his thoughts and grab objects and make movements. here's a video of the man with a hand in the background. the researchers say during a one-month experiment, the 26- year-old said he felt his last forearm had grown back. the hand was only connected to his brain with electrodes and not actually attached to his arm. updating some of the top stores, the armed services committee grilled members of the obama administration on the new strategy for the war in afghanistan. tiger woods issued a statement saying he let his family down with what he calls his transgressions. he was asking for some simple human measure of privacy. on this day in 2001, the energy trading giant enron capped off one of the most, "your collapses in corporate history at the time when it filed for protection under chapter 11. enron was one of the largest traders of electricity a national gas on earth. it high as number seven on the fortune 500. in 2000, enron stock began to tumble. its chief executive's continued to urge employees to buy more stock. they did. finally, the bottom fell out of all of it and many of those who were encouraged to buy more stock lost everything. they lost pensions, their jobs, their homes. enron would become synonymous with corporate scandal, but the house of cards officially caved in eight years ago. nowou
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what will the banks do for us? tonight, the president's plan. i'm shepard smith. this is fox news. president obama meeting with top bankers and in and canning they do more to help the economy. >> when many of these institutions were on the verge of collapse, we took difficult and, frankly, unpopular steps to pull them back from the brink. >> he gave us some very strong outlines about things that he expects from us. today we realized we are under the microscope. shepard: today the bankers said they will start doing things -- plus, naked ambition. >> simply walking down the street naked isn't indecent. >> when a naked man is walking down by your seoul i would say. shepard: perfectly legal here. >> tonight, the battle over bearing it all. first tonight the banks helped create this problem and now they better find a solution. that the bottom line from president obama today after his sitdown with ceos from some of the nation's biggest banks. the financial institutions represented at today's meeting have accepted more than $186 billion in taxpayer money. some asked for the cash. the fed
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parasites coming out and talking about tiger woods. bret: shepard smith will have more on this story, tiger taking taking an indefinite break from grovel. stay tuned for a musical choice and one bigu go next if you hada hoveround power chair? the statue of liberty? the grand canyon? it's all possible with a hoveround. tom: hi i'm tom kruse, inventor and founder of hoveround. when we say you're free to see the world, we mean it. call today and get a free hoveround information kit that includes a video and full color brochure. dennis celorie: "it's by far the best chair i've ever owned." and if you qualify, get it for little or no money. jim plunkitt: "no cost. absolutely no cost to me." breaking news...when you call today, we'll include a free hoveround collapsible grabber with the purchase of your power chair. it reaches, it grabs, it's collapsible and it's portable. it goes wherever you go. get it free while supplies last. tom - declare your independence. call now; you'll be glad you did! call the number on your screen to get your free video, brochure and your free hoveround collaps
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evening from new york. i'm shepard smith. following developments tonight after an italian court has sentenced an american student, a -- amanda knox, to 26 years in an italian prison for murdering her roommate in a drug-fueled sex game. the jury also convicted knocks' italian ex-boyfriend, rafael salacatio and sentenced him to 25 years behind bars. amanda knox and an american exchange student from the university of washington, she had been living with the victim, meredith kercher, in the town of farujah 85 miles to the north of rome. prosecutors said on the night of november 1, 2007, amanda knox and another man were arguing with the roommate, kercher, at the kercher home that she and knox shared. the investigators said that argument ended with the defendant sexually assaulting kercher and then slitting her throat. police say the killers left kercher's half naked body sprawled out on the floor and prosecutors accused the defendants of faking a burglary to try to cover up the crime. investigators quickly arrested amanda knox and her boyfriend and a judge sentenced the third defendant t
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at west point, new york. i'm shepard smith from fox news. president obama is set to speak to the nation and an audience of future military officers on what the white house is calling the end game for the war in afghanistan. the president chose this historic and symbolic location to deliver a crucial address. the spot george washington chose for his headquarters during the revolutionary war, calling it then the most strategic point in america. tonight the white house tells us president obama will announce he's sending another 30,000 united states troops by the end of next summer to the war in afghanistan. in fact, he's already given the orders to start the deployment. we're told the first marines could be on the ground by christmas. the mission here, reverse the momentum of the taliban. increase security in the region, and train the afgha army to eventually take over security operations. the president also expected to say the goal is for u.s. troops to start leaving afghanistan by july of 2011, about a year and a half from now. tonight, the commander in chi will make his case, not
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unafraid. [captioning made possible by fox news channel] captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- shepard: tonight, a fox news exclusive. you haven't heard the exit strategy for afghanistan. tonight, in this newscast, you will. a document obtained by our chief correspondent jonathan hunt tells the whole story. and because this is a special edition of the fox report, with a single sponsor and limited commercial interruption, we have it for you in-depth. i'm shepard smith. the news starts deployment orders for war. shepard: the forces to come from marine corps bases and from army posts. and they will travel to the other side of the world to fight a war in a foreign land. >> we will not fail. you will make us proud. god bless you. >> shepard: tonight, new information about who is going first. and a possible change in tone from washington about when those troops could eventually start coming home. and now we know the first wave of reinforcement will be 16,000 strong. you will remember president obama announced last week that he was sending about 30,000 more troops into afghanistan. the third troop increase since he has been president. today, the pentagon confirmed the first to deploy will be 1500 marines from camp lejeune. they will ship out this month, we're told, which meshes with what we were told earlier that the first group of marines would be on the ground by christmas. thousands of more troops are to quickly follow those marines as part of an official wave. early next year 1600 more marines will make the trip to camp la jean. along with 800 more from camp pendleton and 400 soldiers from fort drum. thousands more personnel will deploy at various points in the spring as part of a support team. today the joint chiefs chairman mall -- i should say admiral mike mullen told marines what he needs them to accomplish. >> the slope on insurgency is going in the wrong direction. it has picked up three years each year to a significant degree. that's what we are going to do over the next 12 to 18 to 24 months. we have got to turn that insurgency around. shepard: admirable mullen warns forces will face a tough fight ahead. major garrett with the news. the chief chairman says he is expecting casualties to arise. >> that's right, shepard. you don't turn an insurgency around like this peacefully. absolutely vital for the u.s. and nato mission to succeed in afghanistan because if it doesn't, he said, terrorist also get nukes and they will use them. just a few moments ago here at the white house, a very important meeting. president obama meeting in the oval office with his commanding general in the afghanistan stanley mcchrystal and top diplomat karl eicken bury. no details from this meeting. the diplomat to this mission and the general the need to use those troops once they get on the ground and the battle is probably joined more aggressively in the spring than the winter months but to do it well. shepard: the administration put out a coordinated message this weekend that deals really with the time line for bringing troops home. >> that's right. the key phrase is transition point. transition point begins july 20, 11. the secretary of state hillary clinton and secretary gates all on the sunday talk shows to say just that not an exit strategy not everyone will be coming out on july 2011 but the phase of withdrawal will begin then. that is the transition the key word from the u.s. being on the lead in security to afghans taking a larger and more visible role. shepard: major, with all of that said, prominent democrats, some of them, are still withholding their support. what are the reasons behind that? >> because they're unsure 30,000 u.s. forces and sawrge role can actually achieve the military objectives on the ground. they also wonder just in fact how hard and fast that july 2011 withdrawal deadline is despite the president's assurances that's when the transition will ginget probably no one illustrates that better than dick durbin number two senate democrat. close ally of the president in the white house. here is dick durbin on "fox news sunday." >> are we going to let american soldiers stay there indefinitely while they dither and the vice president cheney's words? i don't think we should. american lives are at stake. and so i want to know, at least from my point of view, what the president's meaning is when he talks about this deadline. >> dick durbin is not alone. there will be many meetings with congressional drassments the good news for the white house is there are no votes on this any time soon so the president has time to turn them around. shepard: major garrett on the lawn of the white house tonight. you mentioned exit strategy, we have not heard one in detail. but fox news has now obtained a u.s. military document that explains the exit strategy for afghanistan in detail. but there is a problem. because the strategy the document lays out would reportedly take years to accomplish. and that means it could be difficult to start bringing u.s. forces home beginning in 2011. our chief correspondent jonathan hunt got his hands on this document. he will report on it in detail and what it means. that's coming up this evening inside fox report. federal prosecutors have now charged an american man with helping to plan a deadly terrorist attack. approximately 170 people died when terrorists launched coordinated attacks in the city of mumbai, india last year against targets including hotels and a train station. the feds have charged a man from chicago with helping the terrorists by spending more than two years conducting surveillance of the targets before the attacks. catherine herridge has this news live from washington tonight. catherine, who is this american man? >> well, shep, according to a federal indictment, david headlee changed his name to henly in an effort to appear more american and not muslim or pakistani on his trips. he was picked up to attack a danish newspaper that published controversial cartoons of the prophet mohammed. after this arrest that the feds learned of his connection to mumbai and authorities acknowledged that headlee is now cooperating with the justice department. shepard: what is the justice department alleging that he actually did. >> headlee is accused of conducting surveillance on virtually all of the key targets in the mumbai attack. the justice department claims that he made five trips to mumbai starting in september of 2006 through july of 2008 and on each trip he took pictures and video of the taj mahal hotel. the lee pold cafe and a jewish community center as well as the train stations. the indictment states that after each trip, headlee went to pakistan to hand over the results to his co-spirits, headlee is now facing charges of conspiring to blow up public builds and also the murder of six americans, shep. shepard: the group that did this, what kind of connections does it have to al qaeda. >> that's an important question. headlee's link is links to al qaeda are not well understood. >> seem to be thought of in more of a regional context but reaching into this kind of a global network to have kind of coordination of targeting communication and attack is deeply troubling. >> for context, analysts say headlee's case appears to fit a pattern, ones where americans travel to pakistan for training with extremist groups, shep. shepard: catherine herridge life in washington tonight. good to see you. thank you. now the health care battle and what today some republicans are calling an outlandish comment by the top democrat in the u.s. senate. the majority leader, harry reid, responding today to republicans who say we should scrap the bills in congress now and start over. listen to this. >> you think you have heard the same excuse before you arrived. when this country, recognized wrongs of slavery. there were those who dug in their heels and said slow down. it's too early. let's wait. things aren't bad enough. >> for senator reid to go out this morning and make such an outlandish statement like he made, just is another indication of the desperation that the democrats are showing and the pressure which they are feeling. shepard: however you spin it, senator reid is not apologizing for the comment. and in the meantime, republicans and democrats are also going at it over the details of the health care plan and what it may mean for medicare. jim angle is live in washington tonight across from the capital. jim, both parties want to make changes in this thing, right? >> that's right, shep. one is republican senator judd greg a deficit hawk who offered amendment on the face of it no medicare funds could be shifted to other programs. >> the money cannot be taken out of medicare if it's going to be used for the purposes of funding the new programs in this bill whether they are the entitlement programs for people who are not seniors, this expansion of entitlements or whether they are for the purposes of getting votes to pass the bill. >> now, democrats are calling for 485 billion in what they call savings from medicare, shep. shepard: that certainly complicates things for the democrats. >> it does it did for a while. democrats didn't dispute gregg's assertion the money would be taken from medicare. in fact, they're counting on using that money to cover other programs, including subsidizing premiums for the uninsured and creating a new entitlement for the disabled. democrats argue the savings won't hurt medicare it will come from waste and abuse. gregg's amendment got three democratic votes but it failed. shepard: democrats are still trying to compromise two other big issues abortion, and the idea of a public option or government-run insurance plan to compete with private insurance companies. >> that's right. on abortion, a bipartisan effort led by democratic senator ben nelson would bar anyone from getting federal subsidies from buying insurance that would cover abortions. take a listen. >> i believe that the current health care reform we're debating should not be used to open a new avenue for public funding of abortion. we should preserve the current policies prohibiting the use of taxpayer money for abortion that have existed for more than three decades. >> now, just such an amendment passed the house, shep but is fiercely opposed by abortion rights lawmakers. that will be the next big hurdle in the senate. on the so-called public option, some democrats and all the republicans staunchly oppose any government-run plan. so senator reid is searching for something that is not run by the government. just organized by it but would be offered by private companies. they are working furiously behind the scenes than and the abortion issue because senator reid needs every last vote he can get. shep? shepard: jim angle live on capitol hill tonight. jim, thank you. as the president pushes health care and details his decisions on afghanistan, he is also scheduled to deliver a major speech tomorrow on the u.s. economy. and since the unemployment rate is still at 10%, it should be no surprise that the focus will be on job growth across the nation. on the white house blog today, the communications director dan pfeiffer gives a preview of that speech and in the blog he writes the american people should be assured that until americans are working again, our focus will continue to be job creation. he goes on to write we don't think there is one silver bullet, one plan, one speech, or a singular piece of legislation that alone will solve double-digit unemployment. the president's speech will not represent the totality of our plans for continued economic recovery. again, that from the communications director dan pfeifer today. but we do know one idea president obama is expected to pitch tomorrow. the president said today that he is considering using some of the money originally set aside to bail out the nation's biggest banks to help spark job growth. remember, lawmakers approved $700 billion last year at the height of the financial crisis. it almost sank the economy. not all of it has been used. and since banks are starting to repate loans, the leftover money could be used in a jobs bill. the bill could include a combination of tax breaks for companies and more incentives to loan money to small businesses. rich edson covers business for the fox business network and live on the hill for us tonight. ritz, the treasury is covering the cost estimate of this bailout package. how much money does that leave leftover? >> well, congress gave the treasury department $700 billion in investing power, about $140 billion has never been spent. some banks have raised enough money on their own to repay taxpayers. that amount should soon hit about $115 billion. all of that comes to $255 billion and with an improving wall street more could soon be on the way. shepard: all right. what else might be in a possible jobs bill. >> the president says he is considering help for small businesses. many are having trouble getting loans. on top of that democrats speaker pelosi piecing together a bill they say create jobs by building and improving highways and through green technology. the president is expected to outline more of that in his speech tomorrow. >> i want to make it clear. this isn't a bill. this right now is an idea. the critics are weighing in as well. right? >> right. congressional republicans say democrats are using this money as a slush fund. the republicans say they want the unspent and returned bailout money to stay in the treasury to keep down the deficit. democrats say they are considering the deficit and balancing it with encouraging, much-needed job creation, shep? shepard: rich edson live on capitol hill tonight. we learned toe in breaking news on "studio b" that americans are borrowing less money and giving their credit cards a bit of a break. the word came from the federal reserve. it reports consumer credit fell in the month of october for a record setting ninth straight month. the drop smaller really than the experts were predicting but analysts say it could slow down the recovery since consumer spending is some 70% of the u.s. economy. >> household spend something unlikely to grow rapidly when people remain worried about job security and have limited access to credit. shepard: one category that did see an increase car loans. the analysts say if the americans are willing to spend on those kind of big ticket items, it could be a good sign of where we are headed. there is a new debate tonight over global warming. or climate change, if you will. the obama administration making a big announcement that could lead to more limits on so-called greenhouse gases. the white house getting a lot of questions about the timing as a big climate change summit kicks off in denmark. we are live at the conference in copenhagen coming up. look who is in the cube. more on the tiger woods saga. new details about the blood tests that could tell the police whether he was drinking the night of his crash or on pain medication as some have speculated. that's coming up on this special edition of "the fox report" with limited commercial interruption. we're back in just 55 seconds. úú shepard: now to a big step forward toward letting the feds regulate the gases spreading out of factories, cars and all the rest it comes just days before president obama heads to a big climate change conference which has now begun in denmark. it has some critics questioning the timing of today's ruling by our own environmental protection agency. the ruling is that carbon dioxide are hazardous to americans' health and that the government should regulate them under the clean air act. business groups are very much against that and some of them are calling today's ruling a political move. wendell goler is streaming live from that climate change conference in copenhagen. wendell? >> shep, the president says he would rather congress regulate country's greenhouse gas emissions as it does in the laws passed by the house and pending in the senate. press secretary robert gibbs denied mr. obama wanted the ruling by the e.p.a. to force deeper cuts than those required by the house bill. gibbs says the e.p.a. was simply complying with the ruling of the supreme court. >> this is part of a process that started more than two years ago with the supreme court finding that the e.p.a. should regulate greenhouse gases that threaten the public health because it's a pollutant. >> oklahoma republican senator james inhofe says e.p.a. regulation would lead to a wave of new bureaucracies and new requirements that would range raise energy costs. mean while the the leaked emails from the university continuing to fuel climate change skeptics who say the suggestions of data manipulation and attempts to views raise questions whether we really know man's responsibility for global warming. u.s. and european officials say the science is sound. >> i think we should -- derailed here because the matter is that we need to act for numerous reasons and the longer we postpone action the more severe it's going to be. >> the east anglia research unit was the data collector for the u.n. and uk. u.s. and u.n. say many more scientists contributed to our knowledge of global warming. still senator inhofe thinks the emails may open the way for lawsuits challenging the science. shepard? shepard: wendell goler live from the climate change commerce. headed to north korea for the obama administration meeting. after a brief stop in southern korea, steven bosworth will head north to pyongyang. a sign that the isolated regime may consider rejoining international talks and persuading it to drop its nuclear ambitions. but much remains uncertain about this visit. including whether the u.s. envoy will even meet with the north korea reclusive leader kim jong il. steve centanni following this from d.c. tonight. what's the goal for these meetings, steve? >> ultimate goal is korean peninsula without weapons and get north korea to back off from nuclear weapons program much the best way the u.s. sees to accomplish that goal is for north korea to rejoin the six party talks. as you know the last time they met was in december of last year. in april north korea said they were turning their backs on them all together. former ambassador to south korea steven bosworth going over and sitting down one-to-one face to face with a north korea diplomat and try to see what their intentions are whether or not they are now ready to rejoin the six party talks. shep? shepard: anybody talking about chances of success in this one? >> well, they are hopeful, of course. the state department playing expectations game that is they are playing down expectations. here is i namplet kelly the spokesman at the state department today. >> our goal is the resumption of the six-party talks. this is an important meeting but i'm not going to say that this is a be-all and end-all meeting. but it is an important meeting. >> and, of course, there have been recent indications north korea might be willing to start talking again. they told the chinese premier they might be willing to do that they told a u.s. official that back in october as well. shep? shepard: all right. what about kim jong il? does the administration expect to show up at these talks and find him available to talk? >> well, that could happen. but, again, they are not raising expectations that he is going to sit down with kim jong il. of course, they also say that anything could happen in south korea. they are only saying right now though that he is going to sit down with the appropriate diplomatic person and try to work this out. so we will just have to wait and see over the next few days as bosworth carries out this important diplomatic mission. shepard: steve sen tane working at the peck tonight. one side thousands joined hands with only their voices and a message. on the other security forces armed with tear gas and ba batons. the result the largest and most kay oat particular protest on the streets of iran in many months. students today carried out planned demonstrations against the government on campuses across the islamic public. the most violent tehran university. we have amateur video because the iranian government has banned any media coverage and our cameras are not allowed in the country. we are told thousands thoughted death to the dictator as riot police beat them and fired off tear gas. this is important really because they are not only railing against the civilian leader but also the islamic head of the country. these latest demonstrations come after the summer's deadly protest of iran's presidential elections. dozens of people reportedly killed in june and july. thousands more arrested in rallies against mujahideen's controversial reelection. amy kellogg has the news. she is live in our newsroom in london this evening. amy, protester was say they are not just speaking out against huge but i mentioned a key that. >> is the red line of red lines that these protesters are starting to cross. in the past it was allowed to criticize the president in certain way but the supreme leader never. today, according to our sources in iran there was more than that ever. very direct and very literal. some of the protesters were holding money in their hands and waving it at some of the paramilitary organization calling them filthy sellouts and that's a reference to the fact that allegedly the basijis are paid by the government. today's protests were really an opportunity by the opposition movement to step into the space of an otherwise public holiday, which is student day, which actually commemorates the loss of three students killed during demonstrations during the shaw's time, shep? >> the government set down the cell phone service. slowed down the internet. lots of crack downs, right? >> lots of crackdowns, shep. a lot of people who follow this closely and are very tech logically savvy say that the government and the revolutionary guards are getting better at blocking some of the twitter and some of the facebook entries and that kind of communication. also, shep, there are reports that people who are abroad, iranians who are living in the west are being monitored by the revolutionary guards, the security services while they are overseas and get into trouble often when they go back to iran to visit friends and family, shep? shepard: amy kellogg in our london newsroom early this tuesday morning. amy, thanks so much. fox news is tracking the h1n1 virus. it has already infected millions in the united states alone. and now a new push to get people vaccinated. the u.s. administration releasing a series of television and radio ads inencouraging us all to take a shot. take a look. >> the h1n1 flu virus is here. >> so don't waiver. >> get moving. >> don't wait. >> do it now. >> don't vacillate or procrastinate. >> don't wait and say i forgot. >> the life you have save could be your own. >> your roommate, your family. >> someone you know. >> the time is now. >> don't hesitate. >> don't blow it off. >> just vaccinate. shepard: we're told the series of ads is aimed primarily at those considered most at risk. young adults, children, and their parents. and people suffering from ailments including asthma. well now tiger woods. and today new information on that still mysterious car crash which began his public relations nightmare 10 days ago. earlier this afternoon, the florida state attorney's office denied a request from the florida highway patrol officer who wanted to see the woods of woods's post crash blood test. the trooper claims he suspected woods was driving under the influence. in addition to that, an unnamed witness purportedly told an officer that he had been drinking earlier in the day and weighs prescribed ambien and the pain killer vicodin. according to a police document obtained by fox news, the state denied the officer's request due to what was listed as insufficient information. phil keating is in our florida newsroom tonight. phil, what was insufficient about the evidence to support the subpoena request? >> yeah, shep. on the surface it looks like there was sufficient evidence. after all, had you a wrecked suv into a tree and a witness who windemere police say was tiger woods's wife telling troopers on the scene that he consumed alcohol that day and had two prescriptions. one for a sleeping pill, one for pain killer. but the state attorney's office in orlando today denying that woods got any sort of celebrity treatment here. the testimony by a witness comes from a third person so legally that is hearsay and in the opinion of the assistant state prosecutor that did not knotted meet the legal treasure hostled to go after a subpoena. was tiger woods legally impaired behind the wheel? it looks like we will also know. >> the went move r. mere police department released a report of its own today. what do we know about the details. >> a mile or two from tiger's home. they actually reported seeing two golf clubs lying out in the street that contradicts the reports last week that neighbors saw no golf clubs whatsoever. according to the windemere police and highway patrol the wife says she used a golf club to smash out the rear windows. shepard: phil, thanks a lot. afghanistan enough to and our fox news exclusive. word of a united states military document that lays out the exit strategy from afghanistan. of course, that strategy appears at least to be at odds with the president's plans for bringing troops home. we will explain it all to you inthat's ahead in a fox report exclusive. on the job hunt now. word of a bright spot in the economy. coming up, why the internet diamond business has an extra sparkle and shine these days. looking for something sparkling under your tree in the news continues in 60 seconds. shepard: this is a special edition of the fox report with limited commercial interruption. now the search for a shooting suspect leading to a major drug bust. the top story on a fox trip across america. massachusetts. a whole lot of marijuana now off the streets. police pulled more than 500 hot plants out of one home. nearly every room in the house looked like a garden center and they put the street value of all the plants at about half a million dollars. police say an officer searching for a shooting suspect last week smelled a strong pot odor and followed his nose. colorado. three burglars breaking into a lakewood medical marijuana dispensary. they stole most of the pot there, including a 250-pound safe filled with nearly $5,000 worth. we're told the owner says this won't stop him from getting his business up and running again. and to the north in fort collins, colorado, one dad calling his 11-year-old girl a super hero for her response to their home's smoke alarm. >> i just heard the alarm and i smelled the smoke going off and everything. and so i just woke up. shepard: we're told that's not all amanda huggins did. she woke up her brothers and then the four family members who were home at the time high tailed it out of there. the family blames a faulty chimney for the flames. >> illinois roar on the street of chicago as tens of thousands of motorcycles rumbled through for the 32nd annual toys for tots parade. many of the bikes deck core raftd for the occasion and riders hauling lots of toys and that's a fox watch across america. >> wng. shepard: i'm shepard smith. this is a special edition of "the fox report" with limited commercial interruption. it's the bottom of the hour. now, a fox news exclusive. "the fox report" has obtained a draft document from the united states military that for the first time lays out a detailed exit strategy for u.s. and international forces in afghanistan. the a marine colonel wrote the document and completed it just before the president's decision was announced to send more troops to afghanistan. sources tell fox news senior military and civilian leaders and high ranking officials from around half a dozen key allies have all seen this document and accepted the 10-page draft. but one source intimately familiar with this document says it lays out a strategy that would take three to five years to complete. and it calls into serious question president obama's stated plan to at least begin withdrawing u.s. troops in july of 2011 and continuing as conditions allow. "the fox report's" chief correspondent jonathan hunt got the document and is live in our new york newsroom with what it lays out. jonathan? >> shep, the document obtained by fox news is the most detailed exit plan yet produced and for the very first time lays out exactly how u.s. troops might be able to get out of afghanistan and leaf the country relatively stable and under the control of afghan army and police forces. but our military sources admit that the theory faces major challenges if it is to become reality. >> the draft document is formally titled transfer of lead security responsibility. it was written according to the front page by marine colonel matthew and it lays out a detailed four phase process under which control for each of afghanistan's 398 districts will be handed over to the afghan army and police. here is how the exit strategy will work in theory. in phase one, the districts will be categorized according to how ready they are for security to be transferred. those categorized as green and yellow would be the first to be prepared for transfer while those deemed to be red or gray would be higher security risk and left for much later. the bottom line will be, according to the draft paper that, quote, some areas may commence transfer of lead security responsibility immediately. some may require years. phase 2 will involve building up local government and training the afghan army and police to take the lead role. that will begin, according to our source with u.s. trainers living, eating and patrolling with afghan forces, taking the lead at first but gradually handing over more responsibility to the afghans until they reach what general stanley mcchrystal has called the tipping point. our source acknowledges this is a difficult and crucial phase, saying, quorkts you can't turn over the keys to corrupt officials or forces. fox news military analyst major general bob scales has grave doubts about the ability of afghan forces to do the job we will need them to do. >> the military command in afghanistan has done an excellent job of laying out what needs to be done. the problem is this dichotomy between a very ambitious plan and a very, very low level of performance on the part of the afghans and to bring those two together is going to take an enormous amount of resources but, most importantly, a great deal of time. >> in phase three of the plan, a committee made up of district and provincial officials along with u.s. and other international military commanders would nominate the district for security transfer. a national committee would approve the documentation and then lead security transfer would be handed over. but the draft paper warns that this, quote, should not herald an abrupt change. and, while it would be a significant achievement, it is, quote, not one to be trumpeted. our source tells us that to publicly announce transfer of security and a reduction of international forces in any one area, quote, would be an invitation to the bad guys. the final phase, phase four will involve u.s. or other international troops providing support to afghan forces and local government while simultaneously moving on to the next district. our source warns that the entire process would likely be frozen if just one newly transferred district was then attacked by the taliban. our source also tells us that in a best-case scenario, this exit strategy represents, quote, a three to five-year plan. it cannot be done responsibly before that. asked if that means the obama administration will not be able to fulfill its promise to begin troop withdrawals in july of 2011. our source said, quote: it can't be done, except with smoke and mirrors. now the white house responded to that smoke and mirrors claim tonight with a senior administration official telling fox news president obama has been, quote, crystal clear that the transition will begin in july 2011. that as commander and chief, mr. obama the final say and that that date has been conveyed to the commanding general stanley mcchrystal and david petraeus. further withdrawals will be determined by conditions on the ground, according to the final. but they will begin in 2011 at the latest. shep? shepard: jonathan hunt with that fox news exclusive from the newsroom. thank you, sir. after 8 long years of war and with thousands of additional u.s. troops preparing to leave for afghanistan, there is said to be new concern about the toll on military children. according to a study published today in the journal of the american academy of pediatrics, children of military parents serving abroad experience more emotional or behavioral problems than do civilian kids. researchers say about one thirds of children with a deployed parent reported high anxiety. that's more than twice the general population. other problems include missing school, feeling isolated, and having to take on greater responsibility at home. some 1500 families are said to have taken part in this study, which is said to be the largest of its kind. two navy seals accuse dollars of abusing an iraqi detainee appearing in military court today. here is the back story. in 2004, insurgents killed four blackwater security guards in iraq. in september, the navy seals captured a suspect in the depth of those u.s. contractors. one of the seals is accused of hitting the suspect in the stomach and both are facing charges that include lying to investigators and to dare election of duty. more than 45,000 people have reportedly signed on to facebook page supporting the seals and some supporters showed up to the court in virginia today. both seals have elected to face trial next month in an effort to clear their names. a third seal faces similar charges. he awaits an arraignment date. fox news is america's election headquarters. analysts say the 2010 campaign just got a lot more complicated for some lawmakers. president obama's decision to send 30,000 more troops to afghanistan could be putting some of his fellow democrats in a bit of a tight spot. there is word at least one party boss may not have their backs. shannon bream with the news live in d.c. tonight. what's the thinking about how this could play out next year, shannon? >> shepard, we may not have to wait until the general election to see how the president's plan for afghanistan get into the 2010 election. we may be age to look at hot primary races. republican turned democrat senator arlen specter. he opposes what the president has outlined. self-facing a strong primary challenge from congressman joe sestak. he supports what the president has outlined and he secretary of defense when we asked him about it, listen, i know it may cost me some votes in the primary marry, it's ok with me. i want voters to know i'm going to be true to my word and based on principal not how many votes can i gain for it that's one of the races to watch. shepard: health care sure to be a big issue as well. >> absolutely. as we watch this playing out on the senate floor you have a number of republicans saying look at these polls what i'm hearing from my constituents. they don't want this health care reform bill. they have seem to have a little bit of sympathy for their democratic counterparts on the other side of the aisle. senator job cornyn addressed this and he said listen i think a lot of my democratic colleague colleagues are force between what the leadership wants and decisions about 2010 election. forcing them to walk the plank, shep. shepard: it was interesting to hear speaker pelosi indicate she would be ok with losing a knew democratic seats. >> there would be a lot of talk in washington that she told democrats she was ok with that if it helped them achieve getting health care reform done. you have to question how far she is willing to go with that the party that control controls the white house does traditionally lose seats in the midterm elections. 10 or 20 would be one thick. if she lost 41, then she would loss lose her speakership. shep? shem shim shannon bream live tonight on capitol hill. shannon, thank you. fox news is on the job hunt and sales of high end jewelry like diamonds took a huge hit as americans began to reign in spending during this great recession. but some online retailers of diamonds are expanding. even as traditional stores are closing up shop. consider, this on black friday jewelry stores saw 25% jump on the amount of money people spent online. even though retail diamond sales are expected to drop to $65 billion this year. down some 9 billion from last year. dan springer with the news. he is live in seattle tonight. online diamonds, dan? >> yeah. that's right, shep. you know, of the recession has battered this diamond industry. bankruptcies are way up. by 60% this year alone. in fact, more than 1,000 stores are closed down since 2008. there is a bright spot as you mentioned. the online retailer and blue nile here in seelings is by far the largest. in fact, they recently hired 90 people. >> that perfect diamond engagement ring is increasingly being bought sight unseen. blue nile.com is the biggest allowing customers to build their own diamond online, choosing the size, cut, clarity, and color and paying less than at the jewelry store. >> we are not owning the diamonds until a customer has ordered it we are working with the largest diamond manufacturers to offer to our customers this fabulous collection. >> brick and mortar jewelers admit that blue nile is cutting into their margins but while many have web sites with people can learn about die mons they say when it comes to rare gem stones, seeing is believing. >> no diamond expert would ever consider buying an expensive diamond or the one they love blindly sight unseen, no way. >> josh is getting married in may and shopping for engagement ring. he says he ♪ comfortable doing all his own research. >> i was pretty naive through the whole process. i have never shopped for a diamond before, a ring. so i needed quite a bit of help. customers like to touch, they like to feel, they like to see. they have like to compare and be educated by somebody across the counter who really knows what gemology is all about. >> december is critical for the diamond business as an estimated half million men will pop the question with a ring. about one fifth of the year's total. the recession has pushed prices down 15% as many jewelers try to hang on. at blue nile they are more than just getting by. they expect sales for the fourth quarter to be up 26% over last year. just today shep a guy bought this ring from california, $200,000, a whole lot of bling. shep? shepard: they that ought to do the trick. dan springer. thank you, sir. if you are on the job hunt, maybe you overlooked a big resource public library. 70% of library brarns said they are helping more people use library computers this year. 66% say they helped more people look for work online and some one out of three say they have helped more people learn about unemployment benefits. our on the job hunt continues with in carrollton, texas tonight and chris guterres about 20 miles north of dallas. hey, chris. >> hi there, shepard. the libraries are really a valuable resources for a lot of information. check out how-to books. how far to start a business in texas. or how to write resumes for business management careers. joined by sherri groce a library director in the city of carrollton, have you worked hard to upgrade and updated your collection, haven't you? >> we have. this is an example of a book we have just purchased within the last couple of months. and we want our collection to be relevant to the economic times. >> because you are seeing people who are actually trying to retrain themselves and start new careers and things like that. >> very much so. and doing resumes and cover letters and interviewing skills. >> very important. quickly make our way over here, shepard. i want to show you a computer lab because it's another spot where people with taking advantage of internet access. three classes offered every day at this public library to help people do things like create the word documents to write the resumes and attach those to an email. public library important. shepard: another resource you might want to check out a new feature@foxnews.com. it maps out exactly where the jobs are right now to the degree we can the link is at the top of our home page right there in the red it's called on the job hunt. from there you can go to interactive map and click on highlighted cities to see employment stories that we have done in that area. again you will find this only@foxnews.com and the link at the top on the job hunt. taxpayers may not be losing as much money as expected in the government's bailout of the nation's banks. enough to the debate about what to do with hundreds of billions of dollars said to be leftover. president obama expected to announce his own ideas tomorrow. we will report. you decide what's best and, it's a project aimed at one day taking the first commercial passengers into space and, tonight, a famous billionaire will help unveil the ship designed to see the stars. that's just ahead as this special edition of the fox report continues in 55 seconds. shepard: congress approved $700 billion bailout some of our nationst biggest banks. the president says he is thinking about new ways to use some of the leftover funds. as we reported at the top of this newscast. the white house is expected to cut its cost estimate of bailout by $200 billion. while there is no decision yet on what will happen to that money, job creation and small businesses are said to be the top of the president's priority list. >> tarp has turned out to be much cheaper than when had expected but not cheap. some small businesses and medium size businesses are still feeling a huge credit crunch. they cannot get the loans that they need to make capital investments that would allow them to then expand employment and so that is the particular area where we might be able to make a difference. shepard: president obama expected to outline the entire idea tomorrow during a speech on the economy. with us now is tom ben, co-founder and executive editor of real clear politics.com to talk about what's at stake here. tom, good to see you. a lot of this is about people understanding the message, right? >> if you step back beyond the specifics of what president obama is going to outline tomorrow. the just the fact that he is now focused on job creation. that's a huge thing. he launched it last week with this job summit at the white house. continued his push with an event in allentown, pennsylv
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. shepard smith is with us from west point. we will talk to him about the speech and the call imperial structured settlements. the experts at imperial can convert your long-term payout into a lump sum of cash today. trace: we have a brand new information for you on three top stories. voters in atlanta going to the polls. they could of the first white mayor since richard nixon was president. jonathan serrie is in atlanta. >> we are at one of those polling places right now where a steady stream of voters continues to come in. latest polls suggest that mary nor what is in a statistical dead heat with the georgia state senator kasim reed. despite the implications of this contest, both have tried to distance themselves from issues like race, and instead are focusing on issues like crime, taxes, and government accountability. trace: we have an update on the h1n1 vaccine. marianne silber is with us. >> the cdc is reporting 27 more children have died from h1n1, but states are reporting less cases. that brings the total number of children who have died from h1n1 to 200. as of november 31, 31 st
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snowstorm barrels to the se? i am shepard smith. the news starts now. >> the majority know this bill is a causal legislative blunder. >> where is the republican comprehensive health-care reform bill? it does not exist. >> can they get it done before their own deadline? and a new jersey father kept apart from his boy. >> meinecky son and i should be able to be together. new developments in a custody case. shepard: first on fox tonight, president obama calls it an unprecedented breakthrough at the climate conference in copenhagen, where china and other countries have reached an agreement to the so-called greenhouse gases to control them, but it is a nonbinding agreement. nobody has to do anything really, and nobody will be in forcing anything, but still, president obama -- and nobody will be enforcing any thing. >> there will be a sense on the part of each country -- nobody will be enforcing anything. >> there will be a sense on the part of each country who knows who is doing what. shepard: country's doing something they have never done before. our chief white house correspondent -- countri
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shepard smith. it is the bottom of the hour, top of the news. suspicion of providing athletes with performance enhancing drugs. a doctor visited tiger's, as recently as march. he is taking a break from professional golf, and on monday, accentor became the first sponsor to back out completely with the contract. now, more questions about his life behind closed doors. no indication that he took anything illegal at all from this, right? >> none whatsoever. all he was given was platelet- rich blood therapy, a technique that could speed recovery from surgery. even having his name associated with that is the last thing he needs, giving corporate sponsors for further speculation. >> he looks forward to being vindicated. he has always engaged in unlawful practices and has never been involved in any improprieties. >> he is absolutely looking for to this case going forward and this chapter in his life going forward. the fbi told fox today that it is in its early stages because they want to see how canadian police investigations move along first. the next stage of that, by the way, will be a c
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press conference in paris. shepard smith joins us. shepard: this is the spot that general washington called the strategically most important spot in the united states. tonight, the president. we have coverage across all of our platforms and on "the fox report" tonight. i will see you then. glenn: i want to talk to you hear a little bit about maurice clemmons. this guy, this killer, gunned down four police officers in washington cold-blooded. just blew them away. the saddest most tragic part of this story is that this guy should ebb and put away. he was sentenced to 60 years for several things, including he served 13 years of 60, 13, and then he was granting clemency from governor huckabee. he was paroled. the governor was acting within the system, and there were several layers at fault in this system, not just him, but he granted thousands of these based on mercy and compassion. i agree on mercy and compassion. we are living in a world but nothing but mercy and compassion. "he did not pass the test. please, let's pass him anyway." "please, they are too big to fail." i will explain in
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Dec 3, 2009 1:00pm EST
you, jonathan. now to the assignment desk. martha: shepard smith is with us. shepard: live on a prenuptial. martha: me, too. shepard: you should tell your husband to cheat on you and then maybe renegotiate. hand him a bill for $300 million -- have a nice day. martha: it is kind of sad that they are talking about this now. no one really knows what is going on but hopefully they are having a good, call it together, marriage moment for the kids. she is beautiful. what is going on? most of the kids look alike. [laughter] shepard: they are worth a billion dollars. in new jersey, you are only worth about half of that. trace: [inaudible] i will stay for $300. shepard: i find the legalese of all this pretty interesting. we are going to bring in judge andrew napolitano to talk about this. contract laws, and all that good stuff. we are going to talk about the tea party crashers -- no, not a party. what kind of party was it? martha: the state dinner. shepard: they did not show up at the hearing today. martha: they were invited but they do not want to come. shepard: there is new video of th
FOX News
Dec 2, 2009 8:00pm EST
wednesday, december 2, 2009. i'm shepard smith. thanks for having us into your place tonight. we are back tomorrow for "studio b" and we are always online at foxnews.com/shep. [captioning made possible by fox news channel] captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- bill: "the o'reilly factor" is on. tonight -- >> i don't know how you can set a deadline for something you are going to do. bill: liberal commentators are hammering president obama over his address last night. a lot of it is nitpicking. here is what the president should have done. >> americans will not tolerate a loser. that is why americans have never lost and will never lose a war. bill: dick morris will analyze obama and afghanistan. >> i will wake up in my room or in hell. bill: dennis miller wants a piece of the action and he has thoughts on the white house party crashers. >> it is tiger. could you please take your name off your phone? my wife went through my phone and might be calling you. bill: tiger woods admits he damaged his image. how will this affect his career and his endorsements? w
FOX News
Dec 30, 2009 7:00pm EST
pointing. i'm greg jarrett in for shepard smith. the news starts now. greg: new questions about missed signals before the botched christmas bombing, what the feds knew about a nigerian and a terror plot. now, some airports making changes to beef up security and we are getting a look at the screening devices of the future. >> it is for the detection of liquid explosives. >> a mother's battle, they wants to be buried next to her only son who died in iraq, but there's a catch -- >> i don't want to wait until i pass away. greg: now, she's changing to the system for all families. the cia was onto the detroit terror suspect even before the attempted christmas day attack and that's what fox news is learning tone. on top of the al qaeda chatter, there was a file on the suspect himself. as we know, umar farouk abdulmutallab's father reported him to the u.s. embassy last month. could this information kept him off that plane? we have team coverage, steve centanni and peter barnes. katherine herridge. and the cia had a file on this man? >> the cia's africa desk was preparing a report on uma
FOX News
Dec 21, 2009 3:00pm EST
cavuto is certainly going to have a lot more on that coming up. i'm gregg jarrett in for shepard smith. that's it for "studio b." trace will be hosting "the "fox report" tonight at 7:00 eastern time. don't forget to log on to the
FOX News
Dec 29, 2009 8:00pm EST
the report for today, december 2 th. i'm jon scott for shepard smith. eric: "the o'reilly factor" is on. tonight. >> american people should be assured that we are doing everything in our power to keep you and your family safe and secure. eric: but, there are growing concerns over the obama administration's counter terrorism policies. are they putting us at risk by ignoring the warning signs? >> how does a person on the terrorism watch list get a u.s. visa? eric: we'll have a report. plus, two of the terrorists who may have been behind the attempted christmas day massacre were actually released from guantanamo bay. we'll tell you what we know. >> my husband had me with a knife and scared for my life and he threatened me. eric: and dramatic call for help from charlie sheen's wife. >> what's your husband's name. >> charlie sheen. >> will the domestic dispute send him to prison our is it legal team will enter a prediction. caution, you are to enter the no spin zone. the factor begins right now. [captioning made possible by fox news channel] captioned by the national captioning institute
FOX News
Dec 22, 2009 8:00pm EST
today. and that's "the fox report" for tuesday, december 22nd, 2009. i'm jon scott in for shepard smith. the factor next. laura: "the o'reilly factor" is on tonight. >> health care reform is not a marry of if. health care reform is a matter of when. laura: maybe socialtion but will moderate democrats who were bribed by harry reid and company pay at the voting booth next year? we'll have analysis. >> what grade would you give yourself for this year? >> good. solid b plus. >> our barack will gave team own grades and it's hot hot hot. >> i'm holding out for health care. rock the vote any way you can. >> laura: pro-obama care group encourages young people who withhold sex from people who oppose health care reform. caution, you are about to enter the no spin zone. the factor begins right now. [captioning made possible by fox news channel] captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- laura: bribes, politics and the phony health care reform deadline. that's the subject of this evening's talking points memo. christmas comes once a year but if this health care bill bec
FOX News
Dec 15, 2009 3:00pm EST
am shepard smith in new york. further coverage and a look back on "the fox report" 7:00 p.m. eastern. eastern.
FOX News
Dec 2, 2009 1:00pm EST
joining us. trace: "studio b" with shepard smith, right now. [captioning made possible by fox news channel] captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- shepard: the most famous athlete on earth, tiger woods says that he is dismayed at what tabloid journalism is really like. he has apologized for what he calls his transgression. but he did not admit to anything, instead he pushed back and demanded privacy .
FOX News
Dec 9, 2009 1:00pm EST
shepard smith right now. shepard: it has been the longest bitter battle over healthcare refox now it appears senate democrats have reached a compromise onto government-run insurance option known as the public option. the new plan reportedly would ditch the so-called public option, at least in name and at least for now. in its
FOX News
Dec 24, 2009 8:00pm EST
today. and that's the fox report this christmas eve. i'm gregg jarrett in for shepard smith. merry christmas to all, to all a good night. [captioning made possible by fox news channel] >> welcome to a fox and friends christmas. all about family and friends, hope, forgiveness and miracles. >> and it's a holiday that means so much to each of us. and we have a very special audience to help us celebrate. >> we welcome with us right now the men and women who served the country from each of the five branches of the u.s. military. [applause] >> we have with us members of the army, the navy, the air force, mat reincorps, and of course the coast guard. so welcome and merry christmas. let's get right to the spirit of the season with some music. >> all right. are you ready, everybody? please welcome emmy and tony award winning singer christian chenoweth accompanied by violinist joshua bell. >> ♪ i'm dreaming of a white christmas just like the ones i used to know where the trees are glistening and children listening to hear sleigh bells in the snow i'm dreaming of a white christmas with ever
FOX News
Dec 17, 2009 1:00pm EST
stuff coming up. we will see what the top of the hour and again tonight. shepard smith, thank you. trace: thank you. a military briefing in colorado springs, top brass in attendance also at the table. guess who else is there? you might recognize him from his suit. martha: big news. a top-level military meeting just wrapping up. the u.s. air force command that keeps all of us say, including the big guy in the red suit, santa. his what has now started. norad is tracking santa claus. they will fly all around the world. that is one week from tonight, as you well know. felicia -- alicia is live in colorado. what were the highlights from this briefing for santa claus? >> one of the things that stood out for us was that we found out santa claus on christmas eve will be the number one priority in the sky according to the federal aviation administration. they had a high level giving the briefing to santa close on -- santa claus on what he should expect. if you are on a plane that night, expecting maybe have to wait a few minutes of santa claus needs to pass by with his sleigh and eight rai
FOX News
Dec 8, 2009 6:00am EST
against shepard smiths. it's -- against sheriff deputies. it's all caught on camera. (announcer) time brings new wisdom new aches and pains, ...and new questions about which pain reliever is right for your body. tylenol 8 hour works with your body, with one layer that dissolves quickly... ...one layer that lasts all day ...and no layers that irritate your stomach the way that ibuprofen can. it's tough on your body pain. not on your body. maybe one of the most important... alisyn: this is a fox news alert. according to a television station in orlando, florida, e.m.s. crews have reportedly responded to a medical call at tiger woods' home overnight. an adult female was taken from the home on, quote, advanced life support. according to the local station firefighters received a call at 2:36 a.m. a radio log showed an adult female was transported to health central hospital. footage obtained by wesh appears to show a blond woman on a stretcher being attended to by emergency services. orange county fire officials were unable to disclose further information about this incident. brian: a local
FOX News
Dec 23, 2009 7:59pm EST
, i'm john scott in for shepard smith. thanks for having us into your home. we'll be back tomorrow, 12 pacific, 3:0 e
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